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As·tu·ri·as(ə-sto͝or′ē-əs, -styo͝or′-, äs-to͞o′ryäs)
A region and former kingdom of northwest Spain south of the Bay of Biscay. The original Iberian inhabitants were conquered by Rome in the first century bc.
As·tu′ri·an adj. & n.
(Placename) 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
(Biography) Miguel Ángel. 1899–1974, Guatemalan novelist and poet. His novels include El Señor Presidente (1946). Nobel prize for literature 1967
As•tu•ri•as(æˈstʊər i əs, æˈstyʊər-)
1. Miguel Ángel, 1899–1974, Guatemalan writer: Nobel prize 1967.
2. a former kingdom and province in NW Spain.