Asturias

[ a-stoo r-ee-uh s, a-styoo r-; Spanish ahs-too-ryahs ]
/ æˈstʊər i əs, æˈstyʊər-; Spanish ɑsˈtu ryɑs /

noun

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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Asturias1
/ (æˈstʊərɪˌæs) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for asturias (2 of 2)

Asturias2
/ (æˈstʊərɪˌæs) /

noun

Miguel Ángel. 1899–1974, Guatemalan novelist and poet. His novels include El Señor Presidente (1946). Nobel prize for literature 1967
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