Subject: Re: Meaning of the name Andalusia?
Author: Sho   (guest)
Date: January 4, 2019 at 2:01:52 AM
Reply to: Meaning of the name Andalusia? by Lu
I know it's a late respond but I saw this today.
The word is derived from the name Andalus which is the name the Muslims gave to Spain and Portugal during Spain's golden ages and during which the Muslims took over the region in the eight century. The names is originated form the word vandals/wandals whom were living in that region before they were displaced by the goths.The word then became andalus under the influence of Arabic which at the time meant the area of Spain and Portugal combined. There are other reasoning for the origin of the word but this one is the most thought to be reliable and accurate.
Hope this helps
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