Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro

[kil-uh-muhn-jahr-oh]
noun
a volcanic mountain in N Tanzania: highest peak in Africa. 19,321 feet (5889 meters).
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Kilimanjaro (ˌkɪlɪmənˈdʒɑːrəʊ)
 
n
a volcanic massif in N Tanzania: the highest peak in Africa; extends from east to west for 80 km (50 miles). Height: 5895 m (19 340 ft)

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Kilimanjaro
mountain in Africa, from Swahili, lit. "mountain of the god of cold," from kilima "mountain" + njaro "god of cold."
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Kilimanjaro [(kil-uh-muhn-jahr-oh)]

The highest mountain in Africa, located in northeastern Tanzania.

Note: “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” is a short story by Ernest Hemingway.
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