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Type Political Subdivision & Region
Usage French
Pronounced Pron. oʊˈvɛərn, oʊˈvɛərnjə, oʊˈvɜːrn  [key]

Meaning & History

From the ethnonym of a Celtic tribe, the Arverni, a Latinised form of Gaulish *Aruernoi. Its etymology remains unclear; proposed origins include *ar(e)-uer-no-, meaning "those who are above", or *uernā-, meaning "alder".

Auvergne was a former region in central France, which was combined with Rhône-Alpes to create Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.
Added 10/6/2023 by portanbeag