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  • A city of southern Spain northeast of Gibraltar. Founded by Phoenicians in the 12th century BC, it was held successively by Carthaginians, Romans, Visigoths, and Moors (after 711). Málaga was conquered by Ferdinand and Isabella's troops in 1487.

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  • proper noun A port and city in Andalusia, Spain.

Etymologies

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From Spanish Málaga, from Arabic مالقة (Mālaqah), from Latin Malaca, from Phoenician 𐤌𐤋𐤊 (Malaka).

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