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San·ti·a·go

 (săn′tē-ä′gō, sän′-)
1. also São Tia·go (souN tē-ä′go͞o, tyä′go͝o) An island of southern Cape Verde in the northern Atlantic Ocean. It is the largest island in the group and the site of the capital, Praia.
2. The capital and largest city of Chile, in the central part of the country east-southeast of Valparaiso. On a plain in the foothills of the Andes, it was founded in 1541.
3. also Santiago de los Ca·bal·le·ros (dā′ lōs kä′bəl-yĕr′ōz, dĕ lōs kä′vä-yĕ′rōs) A city of northern Dominican Republic northwest of Santo Domingo. Settled c. 1500, it is a transportation hub in a fertile agricultural region.
4. also Santiago de Com·pos·te·la (də kŏm′pə-stĕl′ə, thĕ kōm′pōs-tĕ′lä) A city of northwest Spain south-southwest of La Coruña. The city grew around a shrine housing the reputed tomb of Saint James the Great (discovered in the ninth century) and has long been a pilgrimage center.

Santiago de Compostela

(Spanish de kɔmpɔsˈtela)
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(Placename) a city in NW Spain: place of pilgrimage since the 9th century and the most visited (after Jerusalem and Rome) in the Middle Ages; cathedral built over the tomb of the apostle St James. Pop: 92 339 (2003 est). Latin name: Campus Stellae
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As if that were not enough, one of my aunts got the honor of doing the reading during the pilgrims' mass that afternoon, and we were treated to seeing the botafumeiro - a world-famous thurible found in the Santiago de Compostela cathedral - in all its glory.
'One tradition has it that the use of a swinging censer in the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral began in the 11th century.
Travelers who complete the journey from St-Jean-Pied-de-Port in France to Spain's Santiago de Compostela cathedral on foot will be awarded a certificate inscribed in Latin.