Karakorum

Karakorum

[kahr-uh-kawr-uhm, -kohr-, kar-]
noun
a ruined city in central Mongolian People's Republic: capital of the Mongol Empire in the 13th century.
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Karakoram or Karakorum (ˌkærəˈkɔːrəm)
 
n
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 or Karakorum
 
n

Karakorum (ˌkærəˈkɔːrəm)
 
n
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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