Lycaonia: An inland province of Asia Minor, on the west of Cappadocia and the
south of Galatia. It was a Roman province, and its chief towns were
Iconium, Lystra, and Derbe. The "speech of Lycaonia"
(Acts 14:11) was
probably the ancient Assyrian language, or perhaps, as others think,
a corrupt Greek intermingled with Syriac words. Paul preached in this
region, and revisited it
(Acts 16:1-6; 18:23; 19:1)