The Andécaves (of the Latin Andecavii ), sometimes called the the Andes are a Gallic people of Lyons the 3°, in the east of the Namnètes and the west of the Turones. Their country formed since the Anjou to which they gave their name, like with Angers, their capital, named Juliomagus initially, then Andecavi .
The territory of Andécaves was located the Loire on both sides. The localities of Ingrandes seem to indicate the approximate limits of these people. (Ingrandes is a name derived from that of " Equoranda" who means: (into pre-Celtic) Equo or (in Latin) Oequus = " just with the limites" and Randa = Gallic suffix and term which indicates a territorial limit or border).
Ingrandes-with-Touraine between Andécaves and Turones, as for was Ingrandes (Maine-et-Loire) was to be the geographical limit a real limit between Andécaves and Namnètes? Indeed, more downstream from the river, the city of Ancenis car its name of Andenemessos: of Ande = quoted Gallic of the Andes or Andécaves and of nemessos = crowned forest. Ancenis was a place crowned for the Gallic people of Andécaves.
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