Definition of Anatolian in English:

Anatolian

adjective

  • Relating to Anatolia, its inhabitants, or their ancient languages.

    • ‘Employing a fluent Anatolian dialect and using minimum force Barossa extracts a vital nugget of information from the somewhat stubborn barber.’
    • ‘Since 1994 the Livestock Guarding Dog Program has trained more than 200 Anatolian shepherds to protect farmed sheep and goats in Namibia.’
    • ‘The harsh environment of the Anatolian mountains above Turkey's southern coast traditionally takes a high toll on competitors.’
    • ‘The Anatolian news agency reported Cay as saying that Bulgarian-Turkish relations, which have been developing very well lately, are an important factor for security on the Balkans and in Eastern Europe.’
    • ‘His gentle irony acts on her like Kinglake's spurs on jaded Eastern hirelings, and like the accounts of travelers past on our self-styled Anatolian riders.’
    • ‘When the snows melted and he had recovered his strength they crossed the Anatolian plateau and reached Ankara, the Turkish capital.’
    • ‘If I had started the narrative with the Anatolian upsurge in Greece… the book would have been 5,800 pages long - if I was concise.’
    • ‘More than one million children aged six to 17 work to contribute to the family income in Turkey, the state-controlled Anatolian news agency said yesterday.’
    • ‘One million Turkish Armenians were slaughtered, while the other million survivors were cast from their Anatolian homeland into a global diaspora that remains to this day.’
    • ‘In response, a local organization called the Cheetah Conservation Fund began breeding Anatolian shepherds as livestock guard dogs and giving them to farmers.’
    • ‘However, the Ulukisla Basin is exceptionally well exposed and can be taken as representative of the Early Tertiary central Anatolian basins.’
    • ‘Cold sheep's head has become so popular that you will find it being sold on street corners and at railway stations in every Anatolian town.’
    • ‘In one piece, she uses a traditional Anatolian design; in another, a pattern revealing shoes, gloves and handbags.’
    • ‘Turkey's Anatolian heartland consists of a lot of mountains, and river valleys all traveling in unhelpful directions.’
    • ‘Snowy vistas of Istanbul alternate with stunning Anatolian landscapes as attention shifts from one man to the other.’
    • ‘The dogs, Anatolian shepherds, live with the livestock on the range and protect them from cheetahs and leopards.’
    • ‘Some animal carpets in fifteenth-century Italian paintings are related to surviving Anatolian examples.’
    • ‘In ‘Head On’ it's the rebellion of a German Turkish woman who no longer fits either the European or the Anatolian norm.’
    • ‘This latter angle lies at a critical juncture where the extruding Anatolian collage is impinging into the extensional tectonic regime of western Turkey produced by the southward migration of the Hellenic arc trench system.’
    • ‘The emergence of an alternative economy, especially of Anatolian origin, and new political centers and cultural spheres in the last two decades has brought the country to an irrevocable point.’

noun

  • 1A native or inhabitant of Anatolia.

    • ‘To the Phoenicians He was Adoni, to the Anatolians He was Attis, to the Sumerians Damuzi.’
    • ‘They were Christians, Buddhists, Jews, Manicheans, pagans, nomads, shamanists, and animists as well, and, ethnically speaking, Seljuks, Khazars, Bulgars, Timurids, Mongols, Anatolians and Chinese.’
    • ‘After heavy losses in the Balkans, Abdul Hamid was not averse to encouraging a kind of Ottomanism defined by Islam rather than constitutional rights, with Turkish Anatolians and the Arabs as its main proponents.’
    • ‘Indeed he argues that the Republic is a gocmen regime in which the elite are cut off from their own roots and tradition, and have become more Turkish than the Anatolians (Turks or otherwise).’
  • 2mass noun An extinct group of ancient languages constituting a branch of the Indo-European language family and including Hittite, Luwian, Lydian, and Lycian.

    • ‘Some unexplained differences and another parallel branch, Anatolian, also allow many to discuss the (hypothetical) ancestors of this language.’
    • ‘Modern Turkish is descended from Old Anatolian, the language brought to Asia Minor by the Seljuk Turks in the 11th century.’
    • ‘There will also be classes with a specific language or language-family orientation, including African American English, Anatolian, Irish, Japanese, and Salish.’

Pronunciation

Anatolian

/anəˈtəʊlɪən/