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Karakorum

[kahr-uh-kawr-uh m, -kohr-, kar-] /ˌkɑr əˈkɔr əm, -ˈkoʊr-, ˌkær-/
noun
1.
a ruined city in central Mongolian People's Republic: capital of the Mongol Empire in the 13th century.
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Karakoram

/ˌkærəˈkɔːrəm/
noun
1.
a mountain system in N Kashmir, extending for about 480 km (300 miles) from northwest to southeast: contains the second highest peak in the world (K2); crossed by several high passes, notably the Karakoram Pass 5575 m (18 290 ft)

Karakorum

/ˌkærəˈkɔːrəm/
noun
1.
a ruined city in Mongolia: founded in 1220 by Ghenghis Khan; destroyed by Kublai Khan when his brother rebelled against him, after Kublai Khan had moved his capital to Peking (now Beijing)
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