Place Name TURKEY

TYPE: Country
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: TUR-kee  [details]

Meaning & History

From Latin Turcia, derived from the ethnonym Turk, which is from Old Turkic possibly meaning "ancestry". This is the name of a country situated on the Anatolian peninsula.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Turkiyya (Arabic), Turquie (French), Türkei (German), Turchia (Italian), Turcia (Late Roman), Turquia (Portuguese), Turquía (Spanish), Türkiye (Turkish)
Entry updated July 2, 2017