- a mountain range in W South America, extending about 4500 miles (7250 km) from N Colombia and Venezuela S to Cape Horn. Highest peak, Aconcagua, 22,834 feet (6960 meters).
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Examples from the Web for andes
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Yasuni Natonal Park, where the equator meets the Andes, is famed for its fabulous variety of plants and animals.The Rio+20 Conference Went From Good Intentions to the To-Do List From Hell
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When you get an offer to organize a group of poor people in the Andes, you have to carefully investigate why this is happening.Tom Hayden’s Feelings on Occupy Wall Street Run Hot and Cold
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From the Andes to dinner tables in the U.S., quinoa has come a long, flavorful way to prominence in the grain family.The Perfect Quinoa
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And the priest of whom Sorez spoke––could it be he who ruled these tribes in the Andes?The Web of the Golden Spider
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They seemed to meet together and cross the chain of the Andes.In Search of the Castaways
They form pinnacles of the great range of the Andes and the Rocky Mountains.The Western World
Their proper and native place is on the higher plains of the Andes.
Ponchos are woven out of alpaco-wool by the Indians of the Andes.
- a major mountain system of South America, extending for about 7250 km (4500 miles) along the entire W coast, with several parallel ranges or cordilleras and many volcanic peaks: rich in minerals, including gold, silver, copper, iron ore, and nitrates. Average height: 3900 m (13 000 ft). Highest peak: Aconcagua, 6960 m (22 835 ft)
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Word Origin and History for andes
from Quechua andi "high crest."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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