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Indeed the etymology is quite uncertain. We can be sure anyway that it was never *hwaspaduha "good-horse-land" in Persian. Such a word is nowhere attested. The Hittite hypothesis for the name, although much better, is also doubtful. Sadly, Wikipedia hitherto ignores that Kappadokia was denslely colonized by Sumerians and then Akkadians. The name "Katpatuka" (only this attested in ancient Persian, and never *hwaspaduha), sounds very much like Sumerian; -tuka could be Sumerian "dug" (good). 09:56, 9 July 2017 (UTC)