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Andalusia

[an-dl-oo-zhuh, -shee-uh] /ˌæn dlˈu ʒə, -ʃi ə/
noun
1.
Spanish Andalucía
[ahn-dah-loo-thee-ah, -see-ah] /ˌɑn dɑ luˈθi ɑ, -ˈsi ɑ/ (Show IPA)
. 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.
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Andalusian, adjective, noun
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Andalusia

/ˌændəˈluːzɪə/
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)
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Word Origin and History for andalucia

Andalusia

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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