- n. A mountain range of south-central Asia extending about 2,414 km (1,500 mi) through Kashmir, northern India, southern Xizang (Tibet), Nepal, Sikkim, and Bhutan; includes nine of the world’s ten highest peaks, including Mount Everest.
- n. a mountain range extending 1500 miles on the border between India and Tibet; this range contains the world's highest mountain
- From Sanskrit हिमालय (himā-laya, "abode of snow"), from हिम (himá, "frost, snow") + आलय (ā-laya, "house, abode, dwelling"). (Wiktionary)
“If you're ever in Oklahoma and are hankering for a dosa, Himalayas is the place.”
“Arthasastra, which was composed in the reign of Chandragupta Maurya (late fourth century BCE), reads, My teacher says that, of the land-routes that which leads to the Himalayas is better than that which leads to the South.”
“According to Tibetan folklore, a secret sanctuary in the sacred Himalayas is the home of all wind, from which every breeze and raging storm throughout the world is born.”
“What's that humbug he's telling you?" cried Tom, looking up, having caught the word Himalayas, and suspecting what East was after.”
“Kimball O'Hara and his adventures in the Himalayas, is perhaps his most felicitous work.”
“With more than 110 peaks that rise over roughly 22,965 feet, the Himalayas are the longest, highest mountain range on earth.”
“But anyone who calls the Himalayas "the most scenic range in the world" should probably spend more time in California's Sierra Nevada or the Canadian Rockies or the Chilean Andes.”
“You know - Nepal is the pious country in the lapse of the Himalayas, which is beautiful, quiet, the birth place of Buddha and origin of Hinduism.”
“For The Economist, though, a lingam and specifically, the deity at the sacred Amarnath caves in the Himalayas is a "penis-shaped lump of ice.”
“It is unfortunate that, perhaps because it was the most sensational, the disappearing-by-2035 statement about the Himalayas was the one that got the most attention.”
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