andalusian


noun

  1. Spanish An·da·lu·cí·a [ahn-dah-loo-thee-ah, –see-ah] /ˌɑn dɑ luˈθi ɑ, -ˈsi ɑ/. a region in S Spain, bordering on the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. 33,712 sq. mi. (87,314 sq. km).
  2. a city in S Alabama.

noun

  1. a region of S Spain, on the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, with the Sierra Morena in the north, the Sierra Nevada in the southeast, and the Guadalquivir River flowing over fertile lands between them; a centre of Moorish civilization; it became an autonomous region in 1981. Area: about 87 280 sq km (33 700 sq miles)Spanish name: Andalucía (andaluˈθia)

former name of southern Spain, from Spanish, from Arabic al Andalus, name for the entire peninsula, from Late Latin *Vandalicia “the country of the Vandals,” in reference to one of the Germanic tribes that overran the Western Empire 3c.-4c. and for a time settled in southern Spain. See vandal.

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