from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An ancient region of western Asia Minor along the coast of the Aegean Sea. Greek settlers established colonies here before 1000 B.C. The seaports of Ionia flourished from c. 8th century B.C. until the Turkish conquest of the 15th century A.D.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An Ancient Greek settlement on the west coast of Asia Minor inhabited by the Ionians, one of the four main Hellenic tribes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A region of Western Asia Minor colonized by the Ancient Greeks.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. region of western Asia Minor colonized by ancient Greeks


From Ancient Greek Ἰωνία. (Wiktionary)



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