Cappadocia[kap′ə dō′s̸hē ə, -s̸hə]
ancient kingdom, later a Roman province, in E Asia Minor: fl. 3d cent. -1st cent.
An ancient region of Asia Minor in present-day east-central Turkey. Heart of a Hittite state and later a Persian satrapy, it was annexed by the Romans in AD 17.
- An ancient region in the center of Asia Minor, in present-day Turkey
From Ancient Greek Καππαδοκία (Kappadokia), from Old Persian (katpatuka).