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Andes

[ an-deez ]
/ ˈæn diz /
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plural noun

a mountain range in western South America, extending about 4,500 miles (7,250 kilometers) from northern Colombia and Venezuela south to Cape Horn. Highest peak, Aconcagua, 22,834 feet (6,960 meters).

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Origin of Andes

First recorded in 1815–20; from Spanish, from Quechua andi “high crest”
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British Dictionary definitions for Andes

Andes
/ (ˈændiːz) /

pl n

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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Cultural definitions for Andes

Andes
[ (an-deez) ]

Mountain system in South America running over 4,500 miles along the entire length of South America's Pacific Ocean coast.

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