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Cordillera Central

[kawr-th ee-ye-rah sen-trahl] /ˌkɔr ðiˈyɛ rɑ sɛnˈtrɑl/
noun
1.
a mountain range in Colombia: part of the Andes. Highest peak, Huila, 18,700 feet (5700 meters).
2.
a mountain range in the Dominican Republic. Highest peak, Pico Duarte, 10,414 feet (3174 meters).
3.
a mountain range in Peru: part of the Andes.
4.
a mountain range in Luzon, Philippines. Highest peak, Mt. Pulog, 9606 feet (2928 meters).
5.
a mountain range in central Puerto Rico. Highest peak, Cerro de Punta, 4389 feet (1338 meters).
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  • These fierce and powerful tribes occupy the entire range of the Cordillera Central.

    A History of the Philippines David P. Barrows
  • To the east of the Cordillera Central the Tinguian call themselves “Ĭt-nĕg′.”

    The Bontoc Igorot Albert Ernest Jenks
  • The western watershed is an undifferentiated range of the Cordillera Central.

    The Bontoc Igorot Albert Ernest Jenks
  • The Cordillera Central is as fair and about as varied a mountain country as the tropic sun shines on.

    The Bontoc Igorot Albert Ernest Jenks

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