Guadalquivir

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What is a good translation of Guadalquivir in English'

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updated MAY 7, 2008
posted by Tom-Chick

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Guadalquivir is a river in Spain.

updated MAY 7, 2008
posted by cristina
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True, nice post, hess!

updated MAY 7, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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I used to live in Spain, so I feel like everyone should respect me as an expert. I am not. However, hopefully there is nothing more to say than this:
Guadalquivir is the name of the river that runs through Sevilla, Spain. I believe that Columbus arrived in Sevilla to report to the Reyes Catolicos of his sojourn in the West. On the banks of the Guadalquivir in downtown Sevilla there is a famous Torre del Oro. I think it had something to do with those events, possibly a storehouse for treasures. Sorry, it's been 30+ years.

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posted by Hess
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I think you are correct. The text I was reading said that it was a river the Spanish called Gaudalquivir. That was during when Spanish explorers were coming up from Mexico into Texas. That river, which is the border between Mexico and Texas, is called the Rio Grande in the US. I had always assumed that it was called the same in Mexico, but when I saw the name "Guadalquivir", I thought perhaps I was mistaken.

Gracias por su ayuda.

updated MAY 7, 2008
posted by Tom-Chick