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[an-dee-uh n, an-dee-] /ænˈdi ən, ˈæn di-/
of or like the Andes.
Origin of Andean
First recorded in 1830-40; Ande(s) + -an
Related forms
inter-Andean, adjective
sub-Andean, adjective
trans-Andean, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • All the Andean people worshiped some object as an ancestral deity.

    The Prehistoric World E. A. Allen
  • Not all the deep Andean valleys lie on or near the eastern border.

  • On the west it is bounded by the Andean territory of Nequen.

    Argentina W. A. Hirst
  • In the Andean valleys of the north-west it rises to a height of 7,500 feet.

    The Argentine Republic

    Pierre Denis
  • In the west, the moist Andean zone is suitable for cattle-breeding.

    The Argentine Republic

    Pierre Denis
British Dictionary definitions for Andean


/ænˈdiːən; ˈændɪən/
of, relating to, or resembling the Andes
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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