Kahramanmaraş[käˌrä-mänˌmä-räshˈ] also Ma·raş [mə-räshˈ]
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A city of south-central Turkey in the Taurus Mountains northeast of Adana. A Hittite city-state c. 1000 B.C., it was captured by Arabs in A.D. 638 and annexed by the Ottoman Empire in the early 16th century. Population: 326,000.