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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.


(ænˈdiːən; ˈændɪən)
(Placename) of, relating to, or resembling the Andes


(ˈæn di ən, ænˈdi-)

of or pertaining to the Andes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.Andean - relating to the Andes and their inhabitantsAndean - relating to the Andes and their inhabitants


A. ADJandino
B. CPD Andean high plateau Naltiplanicie f andina, altiplano m (LAm) andino


adjAnden-; Andean countryAndenstaat m
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While excavating the temple and sculptures, Benfer discovered several astronomical alignments that suggest Andeans used astronomical signs and constellations to guide their agricultural activities.
He indicates that the mural depicts the significance of the fox in Andean myth and astronomy.
But the likelihood of an EU-CAN deal is probably small, especially given the disagreements within the bloc and given market inequalities between the Andeans and the Europeans.
Some of the Andeans may be left in the wild after the others are recaptured at the end of the study to serve as food guides when captive-hatched California condors are released, probably not until at least 1993.
Local Andeans recommended maca and the Spaniards noticed a markedly positive result.
In addition, he gives voice to the many forms of what he labels the "polysensual" history understood by Andeans, which relies upon many forms beyond the written or spoken word.
Most contributors elaborate on the now commonly accepted point that post-conquest Andeans participate(d) in monetarized trade much more broadly and creatively than the long-standing image of the "self-sufficient Indian peasant" had suggested.
While the present volume moves us far beyond earlier models of the interactions between native Andeans and Europeans, this increasing sophistication only points to the need to further disentangle ourselves from the racialized thinking that is as much our own intellectual and cultural legacy as it is a part of Andean history.
In fact, providing security to slaveholders became a lucrative business for Andeans who were willing to help subdue unruly slaves (152).
Gabriela Ramos makes a compelling case that death was at the center of the spiritual encounter between Andeans and Spaniards in colonial Peru.
Part I focusses on three-dimensional statues in churches, which helped Andeans envision the Christian divine, and Part II on two-dimensional paintings, mostly in private homes for personal devotion.
The ambivalence of the conqueror is clear: he wants the Andean leaders to be leaders, like him (otherwise Spain's indirect rule over the Andes wouldn't work), but he wants them to look like Andean leaders, not like him.