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Ionians, ancient Greek people who colonized the west coast of Asia Minor that became known as Ionia (now in Turkey). They are said to have been driven from the mainland by invading Dorians. The Ionians made a major contribution to classical Greek poetry and philosophy.

See also: Greece, Ancient.

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