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An·des

 (ăn′dēz)
A mountain system of western South America extending more than 8,000 km (4,970 mi) from Venezuela to Tierra del Fuego parallel to the Pacific coast. The Andes rise at many points to more than 6,500 m (21,325 ft).

An′de·an (ăn′dē-ən, ăn-dē′ən) adj. & n.

Andes

(ˈændiːz)
pl n
(Placename) 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)

An•des

(ˈæn diz)

n.pl.
a mountain range in W South America, extending ab. 4500 mi. (7250 km) from N Colombia and Venezuela south to Cape Horn. Highest peak, Aconcagua, 22,834 ft. (6960 m).
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Noun1.Andes - a mountain range in South America running 5000 miles along the Pacific coastAndes - a mountain range in South America running 5000 miles along the Pacific coast
Argentina, Argentine Republic - a republic in southern South America; second largest country in South America
Chile, Republic of Chile - a republic in southern South America on the western slopes of the Andes on the south Pacific coast
Colombia, Republic of Colombia - a republic in northwestern South America with a coastline on the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea; achieved independence from Spain in 1821 under the leadership of Simon Bolivar; Spanish is the official language
Ecuador, Republic of Ecuador - a republic in northwestern South America; became independent from Spain in 1822; the landscape is dominated by the Andes
Bolivia, Republic of Bolivia - a landlocked republic in central South America; Simon Bolivar founded Bolivia in 1825 after winning independence from Spain
Peru, Republic of Peru - a republic in western South America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; was the heart of the Inca empire from the 12th to 16th centuries
Aconcagua - the highest mountain in the western hemisphere; located in the Andes in western Argentina (22,834 feet high)
Ancohuma - a mountain peak in the Andes in Bolivia (20,960 feet high)
Bonete - a mountain in the Andes in Argentina (22,546 feet high)
Cachi - a mountain in the Andes in Argentina (22,047 feet high)
Chimborazo - a mountain peak in the Andes in Ecuador (20,560 feet high)
Coropuna - a mountain peak in the Andes in Peru (21,083 feet high)
El Libertador - a mountain in the Andes in Argentina (22,047 feet high)
El Muerto - a mountain peak in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile (21,457 feet high)
Galan - a mountain peak in the Andes in Argentina (21,654 feet high)
Huascaran - a mountain in the Andes in Peru (22,205 feet high)
Illampu - a mountain peak in the Andes in Bolivia (20,870 feet high)
Illimani - a mountain peak in the Andes in Bolivia (21,201 feet high)
Laudo - a mountain peak in the Andes in Argentina (20,997 feet high)
Llullaillaco - a mountain in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile (22,057 feet high)
Mercedario - a mountain in the Andes in Argentina (22,210 feet high)
Nacimiento - a mountain peak in the Andes in Argentina (21,302 feet high)
Ojos del Salado - a mountain in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile (22,572 feet high)
Pissis - a mountain in the Andes in Argentina (22,241 feet high)
Sajama - a mountain peak in the Andes in Bolivia (21,391 feet high)
Tupungato - a mountain in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile (22,310 feet high)
Yerupaja - a mountain peak in the Andes in Peru (21,709 feet high)
Translations
Andy
Andesbjergene
Andit
Ande
Andok
アンデス山脈
안데스 산맥
Anderna
เทือกเขาแอนดีส
Dãy núi Andes

Andes

[ˈændiːz] NPL the Andeslos Andes

Andes

[ˈændiːz] npl
the Andes → les Andes fpl

Andes

plAnden pl

Andes

[ˈændiːz] npl the Andesle Ande

Andes

جِبَال الأنديز Andy Andesbjergene Anden Άνδεις Andes Andit Andes Ande Ande アンデス山脈 안데스 산맥 Andesgebergte Andesfjellene Andy Andes Анды Anderna เทือกเขาแอนดีส And Dağları Dãy núi Andes 安第斯山脉
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