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 (kăp′ə-dō′shə, -shē-ə)
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.

Cap′pa·do′cian adj. & n.


(Placename) an ancient region of E Asia Minor famous for its horses


(ˌkæp əˈdoʊ ʃə)

an ancient country in E Asia Minor, a Roman province in A.D. 17, now a part of N central Turkey.
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Noun1.Cappadocia - an ancient country is eastern Asia MinorCappadocia - an ancient country is eastern Asia Minor
Anatolia, Asia Minor - a peninsula in southwestern Asia that forms the Asian part of Turkey
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Having been given the opportunity to climb the Mayan pyramids in Mexico, walk the Great Wall of China and take a balloon flight over Capadoccia in Turkey, I want others to share such monumental moments.
Scheduled for May 3-27, 2014 is Cultural Tapestries: A Journey Around the World, which will include stops in Tokyo, Japan; Beijing, China; Chiang Rai, Thailand; Paro, Bhutan; Capadoccia and Istanbul, Turkey; Dubrovnik, Croatia and Paris, France.
The Gamirasu Cave Hotel, Capadoccia, Turkey, is in a restored thousand-year-old Byzantine monastic retreat.