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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Ga·la·tia /gəˈleʃ(i)ə/

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : an ancient country in central Asia Minor

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    has been called the "Gallia" of the East, Roman writers calling
    its inhabitants Galli. They were an intermixture of Gauls and
    Greeks, and hence were called Gallo-Graeci, and the country
    Gallo-Graecia. The Galatians were in their origin a part of that
    great Celtic migration which invaded Macedonia about B.C. 280.
    They were invited by the king of Bithynia to cross over into
    Asia Minor to assist him in his wars. There they ultimately
    settled, and being strengthened by fresh accessions of the same
    clan from Europe, they overran Bithynia, and supported
    themselves by plundering neighbouring countries. They were great
    warriors, and hired themselves out as mercenary soldiers,
    sometimes fighting on both sides in the great battles of the
    times. They were at length brought under the power of Rome in
    B.C. 189, and Galatia became a Roman province B.C. 25.
      This province of Galatia, within the limits of which these
    Celtic tribes were confined, was the central region of Asia
      During his second missionary journey Paul, accompanied by
    Silas and Timothy (Acts 16:6), visited the "region of Galatia,"
    where he was detained by sickness (Gal. 4:13), and had thus the
    longer opportunity of preaching to them the gospel. On his third
    journey he went over "all the country of Galatia and Phrygia in
    order" (Acts 18:23). Crescens was sent thither by Paul toward
    the close of his life (2 Tim. 4:10).

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Galatia, white; the color of milk