[an-dawr-uh, -dor-uh; Spanish ahn-dawr-rah]
- a republic in the E Pyrenees between France and Spain, under the joint suzerainty of France and the Spanish Bishop of Urgel. 191 sq. mi. (495 sq. km).
- Also called An·dor·ra la Ve·lla [Catalan. ahn-dawr-rah lah ve-lyah] /Catalan. ɑnˈdɔr rɑ lɑ ˈvɛ lyɑ/. a city in and the capital of this republic.
French An·dorre [ahn-dawr] /ɑ̃ˈdɔr/.
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Andorra opened the folder, taking out a few sheets of paper.Indirection
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Things are not so uncivilized in Andorra as one might think!Castles and Chateaux of Old Navarre and the Basque Provinces
What's that old republic up in the Pyrenees somewhere—Andorra?Herland
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But, answered the Opposition, Andorra has neither lakes nor navigable rivers.
The Opposition—that is to say, the Empress's party—objected that Andorra had no seaboard.
- a mountainous principality in SW Europe, between France and Spain: according to tradition, given independence by Charlemagne in the 9th century for helping to fight the Moors; placed under the joint sovereignty of the Comte de Foix and the Spanish bishop of Urgel in 1278; under the joint overlordship of the French head of state and the bishop of Urgel from the 16th century; adopted a constitution reducing the powers of the overlords in 1993. Languages: Catalan (official), French, and Spanish. Religion: Roman Catholic. Currency: euro. Capital: Andorra la Vella. Pop: 85 293 (2013 est). Area: 464 sq km (179 sq miles)Official name: Principat d'Andorra
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Word Origin and History for andorra
probably from indigenous (Navarrese) andurrial "shrub-covered land."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper