Himalayas

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit हिमालय(himā-laya, abode of snow), from हिम(himá, frost, snow) + आलय(ā-laya, house, abode, dwelling).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌhɪməˈleɪəz/
  • Hyphenation: Hi‧ma‧la‧yas

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Himalayas

  1. The mountain range in south-central Asia which extends about 2,414 km (1,500 mi) through Kashmir, northern India, southern Tibet, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan and Assam; it contains nine of the world’s ten highest peaks, including Mount Everest/Qomolongma.

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