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Precordillera is a Spanish geographical term for hills and mountains lying before a greater range, foothills. The term is derived from cordillera (mountain range)—literally "pre-mountain range"—and applied usually to the Andes,.[1]

Some places usually called precordillera are:

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  1. ^ "precordillera". Diccionario de la lengua española - Edición del Tricentenario (in Spanish). Retrieved 6 February 2017.