[a-stoo r-ee-uh s, a-styoo r-; Spanish ahs-too-ryahs]
- Mi·guel Án·gel [mee-gel ahng-hel] /miˈgɛl ˈɑŋ hɛl/, 1899–1974, Guatemalan novelist, poet, and short-story writer: Nobel Prize 1967.
- a former kingdom and province in NW Spain.
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Examples from the Web for asturias
In Asturias, more cider is consumed per capita than anywhere else in the world.
In Asturias, the cider apples are more bitter and tannic than in other regions.
There is a bear in the Pyrenees, and other mountains of Spain—in the Asturias especially.Bruin
This ballad is very common in Catalonia, and has been found in Asturias.
Have you ever crossed the Santillanos, or visited the Asturias?The Spanish Brothers
It spans the frontier of Leon and Asturias, the boundary of the realms of cloud and sun.Northern Spain
Edgar T. A. Wigram
In silence, the nobles of Castile, of Biscay and the Asturias took their places.The Lily and the Totem
William Gilmore Simms
- a region and former kingdom of NW Spain, consisting of a coastal plain and the Cantabrian Mountains: a Christian stronghold against the Moors (8th to 13th centuries); rich mineral resources
- Miguel Ángel. 1899–1974, Guatemalan novelist and poet. His novels include El Señor Presidente (1946). Nobel prize for literature 1967
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