from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- See Altai Mountains.
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- n. a mountain range in central Asia that extends a thousand miles from Kazakhstan eastward into western Mongolia and northern China
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They were in the foothills of the Altay Mountains, which ran in a long line from west to east, providing something of a northern boundary to the Gobi.
Terrain: Pamir and Altay Mountains dominate landscape; western Fergana
Terrain: Extends east to west from the Caspian Sea to the Altay Mountains and north to south from the plains of Western Siberia to the oasis and desert of Central Asia.
Tribes of horse-breeding Turkmen drifted into the territory of Turkmenistan, possibly from the Altay Mountains, and grazed along the outskirts of the Karakum Desert into Persia, Syria, and Anatolia.
The idea of documenting this journey for the Warren Miller film "Dynasty" started when director/cinematographer Chris Patterson heard about rock drawings in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region, near the Altay Mountains of China and Mongolia.
The place: Northwestern China in the Altay Mountains, where rock drawings dating back 3,000 plus years have been found of men skiing.
Dunai's son, Kannat, would be the lead horseman taking us into the Altay Mountains toward the village of Kanas.
Julius added, There’s also a curious land feature about twenty miles to the west of Unjin: a desert plain at the base of the Altay Mountains which is pock-marked with meteor craters, some big, some small, about thirty in total.
a fatal crash of a helicopter that took lives of 7 people, including the President's envoy to the Russian parliament, who were on a hunting trip to the Altay Mountains in the South of Siberia.
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