Main definitions of ankara in English

: ankara1Ankara2

ankara1

noun

  • A type of cotton cloth featuring brightly colored 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’

Pronunciation

ankara

/aNGˈkärä/ /æŋˈkɑrɑ/

Origin

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

Main definitions of Ankara in English

: ankara1Ankara2

Ankara2

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

Pronunciation

Ankara

/ˈäNGkərə/ /ˈɑŋkərə/ /ˈaNGkərə/ /ˈæŋkərə/