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- Created 2012-02-24
, "steep country";
) was a region of western
extending along the coast from mid-
) south to
and east to
Greeks colonized the west of it and joined the Carian population in forming Greek-dominated states there. The eponymous inhabitants of Caria were known as
, and they had arrived in Caria before the Greeks. They were described by
as being of
descent, while the Carians themselves maintained that they were Anatolian mainlanders intensely engaged in
and were akin to the
. The Carians did speak an
, which does not necessarily reflect their geographic origin, as Anatolian once may have been widespread. Also closely associated with the Carians were the
, which could be an earlier name for Carians or for a people who had preceded them in the region and continued to exist as part of their society in a reputedly second-class status.
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Livius.org: History and Culture of Ancient Caria
Asia Minor Coins: ancient Greek and Roman coins from Caria
Ancient Caria: In the garden of the sun, CANAN KÜÇÜKEREN, Hürriyet Daily News, 28 March 2011
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