Main meanings of ankara in English

: ankara1Ankara2


Pronunciation /aŋˈkɑːrə/


mass noun
  • A type of cotton cloth featuring brightly coloured patterns produced by means of a wax-resist dye technique, associated especially with West African fashion.

    ‘we've seen the classic ankara adorned with different accessories’
    • ‘some of the outfits she has worn feature traditional ankara prints’


1970s perhaps from the name of the Turkish capital Ankara.

Main meanings of Ankara in English

: ankara1Ankara2


Pronunciation /ˈaŋkərə/

proper noun

  • The capital of Turkey since 1923; population 3,763,600 (est. 2007). Prominent in Roman times as Ancyra, it later declined in importance until chosen by Kemal Atatürk in 1923 as his seat of government.

    Former name (until 1930) Angora