previous title of southern Spain, from Spanish, from Arabic al Andalus, name for the entire peninsula, from Late Latin *Vandalicia "the country of Vandals," in mention of one of many Germanic tribes that overran the Western Empire 3c.-4c. as well as for a time satisfied in south Spain. See vandal.
an area in south Spain in the Atlantic and also the Mediterranean; formerly a center of Moorish society
With it'hie sailed from Palos in Andalusia on the 3rd of August 1492, reached Guanahani on the 12th of October, touched on the coast of Cuba and Hispaniola, established a small post on the latter, and returned to Lisbon on the 4th of March 1493, and thence to Spain.