Andalusia

[an-dl-oo-zhuh, -shee-uh]
noun
1.
Spanish Andalucía [ahn-dah-loo-thee-ah, -see-ah] . 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.

Andalusian, adjective, noun
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Andalusia (ˌændəˈluːzɪə)
 
n
Spanish name: Andalucía 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)

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Andalusia
former name of southern Spain, from Sp., from Arabic al Andalus, name for the entire peninsula, from L.L. *Vandalicia "the country of the Vandals," in ref. 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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This permitted economic expansion of sugar plantations to andalucia and to the algarve.
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