from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A mountain system of south-central Asia extending about 2,414 km (1,500 mi) through Kashmir, northern India, southern Xizang (Tibet), Nepal, Sikkim, and Bhutan. The Himalayas include nine of the world's ten highest peaks, including Mount Everest.
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- n. a mountain range extending 1500 miles on the border between India and Tibet; this range contains the world's highest mountain
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During the century which had elapsed since the days of Clive, the British power had been extended, till nearly the whole of the great peninsula from the Himalaya Mountains to Cape Comorin was subject to our sway.