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A fan in general, but in bullfighting a serious devotee.
“Francophile” or “turned-French”, “Francisized”) was the term used to denote Spanish and Portuguese partisans of Enlightenment ideas, Liberalism, or the French Revolution, who were supporters of the French occupation of Iberia (Wikipedia).
The universal Basque salutation
Monthly magazine published between 1974 y 1980 and again between 1987 and 1999, born out of the opposition to the Franco regime. The magazine was one of the first meeting points for counter-culture in Spain, and one of the first to deal with topics such as gay rights, ecology and sustainability.
The Arabic name for the Iberian Peninsula, usually taken to mean under Islamic control at various times in the period between 711 and 1492. The term was emphatically not synonymous with Andalucia which takes its name from Al-Andalus. The name is generally taken to come for the Arabic for The Vandals, Germanic tribe that colonized parts of Iberia from 407 to 429. However this is now hotly disputed by some historians. See Etymology of al-Andalus (Wikipedia)
Alguerese (alguerès in Catalan)
Alianza Popular (AP)
Defunct right-wing party formed by ex-francoists and led by Manual Fraga and would later spawn the Popular Party. The party won 16 seats and 8.2 % of the vote in the first general elections of 1977.
Aloers (from Catalan) were independent peasant proprietors of alous in what is now Catalonia, especially during the years between the Carolingian reconquest of the Spanish Marches from the Moors in the late 9th century and the consolidation of feudalism in that region in the 11th century. They generally practiced family-based subsistence farming. The owner of property in alou (from the Frankish alôd = full domain) was considered by medieval jurists to have “no other lord than God“.
Pro-Partido Popular Eurotrash TV channel with a national audience share of 21% in 2002, though it has since fallen. The question begs, why do we need this crap?
Antena 3 (Wikipedia)
Años de Hambre
Moorish watch tower
Auto de fe
The ceremony associated with the tortures and executions staged by the Inquisition
Auto de fe (Wikipedia)
The Spanish State is divided into 17 Autonomous Communities. Article 2 of the Spanish Constitution states that the right to autonomy of the nationalities and regions.
The 17 autonomous communities are (in addition to: Ceuta and Melilla)
- BASQUE COUNTRY
- PRINCIPALITY OF ASTURIAS
- LA RIOJA
- REGION OF MURCIA
- COMMUNITY OF VALENCIA
- CASTILE-LA MANCHA
- THE CANARY ISLANDS
- COMMUNITY OF THE BALEARIC ISLANDS
- COMMUNITY OF MADRID
- COMMUNITY OF CASTILE AND LEON
AVE – Tren de Alta Velocidad Española.
The high-speed train in Spain.
AVT – Asociación de Víctimas del Terrorismo
Conservative Catalan-language daily, strongly associated with the Catalan nationalist coalition Convergencia i Unió.
The traditional glazed ceramic wall tiles
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