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Himalayas

[him-uh-ley-uh z, hi-mahl-yuh z] /ˌhɪm əˈleɪ əz, hɪˈmɑl yəz/
noun
1.
the, a mountain range extending about 1500 miles (2400 km) along the border between India and Tibet. Highest peak, Mt. Everest, 29,028 feet (8848 meters).
Also called the Himalaya, Himalaya Mountains.
Related forms
Himalayan, adjective
sub-Himalayan, adjective
trans-Himalayan, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for himalayan

Himalayan

/ˌhɪməˈleɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the Himalayas or their inhabitants

Himalayas

/ˌhɪməˈleɪəz; hɪˈmɑːljəz/
plural noun
1.
the Himalayas, a vast mountain system in S Asia, extending 2400 km (1500 miles) from Kashmir (west) to Assam (east), between the valleys of the Rivers Indus and Brahmaputra: covers most of Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, and the S edge of Tibet; the highest range in the world, with several peaks over 7500 m (25 000 ft). Highest peak: Mount Everest, 8848 m (29 028 ft)
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Himalayas [(him-uh-lay-uhz, huh-mahl-yuhz)]

Mountain range in Asia, extending east through Pakistan, India, China (Tibet), Nepal, and Bhutan.

Note: The Himalayas contain the world's highest mountains, including Mount Everest.
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