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[nuh-vahr; French na-var] /nəˈvɑr; French naˈvar/
a former kingdom in SW France and N Spain.
Spanish Navarra
[nah-vahr-rah] /nɑˈvɑr rɑ/ (Show IPA)
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Navarrian, adjective Unabridged
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  • The government of this autonomous community is the government of Navarre.
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a former kingdom of SW Europe: established in the 9th century by the Basques; the parts south of the Pyrenees joined Spain in 1515 and the N parts passed to France in 1589. Capital: Pamplona Spanish name Navarra (naˈβarra)
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Word Origin and History for Navarre

a pre-Latin name, probably based on Basque nava "plain," despite the region's mountainous topography.

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