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Altay Mountains


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • See Altai Mountains.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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

    The 1995 CIA World Factbook

  • 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.

    Vail Daily - Top Stories

  • The place: Northwestern China in the Altay Mountains, where rock drawings dating back 3,000 plus years have been found of men skiing.

    Vail Daily - Top Stories

  • Dunai's son, Kannat, would be the lead horseman taking us into the Altay Mountains toward the village of Kanas.

    Vail Daily - Top Stories

  • 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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