Main definitions of ankara in English

: ankara1Ankara2


Pronunciation /aNGˈkärä/ /æŋˈkɑrɑ/


  • 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’


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

Main definitions of Ankara in English

: ankara1Ankara2


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

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.