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Himalaya Mountains


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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  • It also happened that he had played a major role in the planning of the only successful airlift in history: the flying of supplies to Nationalist Chinese troops fighting the Japanese over “The Hump,” the 16,000-foot-high Himalaya Mountains between India and China.

    Daring Young Men

  • To counteract the now-probable fall of Rangoon and subsequent isolation of Chungking, T.V. had recommended to President Roosevelt an air route between northeast India and Kunming in Yunnan the province of China bordering Burma, neglecting to mention that between these two points lay the Himalaya Mountains, “probably the most hazardous flight route in the world.”

    The Last Empress

  • SAYAH (voice-over): The Himalaya Mountains of Pakistan now the focus of the probe in Mumbai.

    CNN Transcript Dec 8, 2008

  • The "Mani Rimdu Festival in Nepal" package (Oct. 10 to 31) sends visitors up the Himalaya Mountains to enjoy meditation, yoga and walking the mountain trails.

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  • “By my soul, Jarndyce,” returned his guest, who seemed to refer to his watch, “if you had been married, I would have turned back at the garden – gate and gone away to the remotest summits of the Himalaya Mountains sooner than I would have presented myself at this unseasonable hour.”

    Bleak House

  • In other words, the two plates ramming together that created the Himalaya Mountains continue to ram together.

    Your Creation Museum Report « Whatever

  • ROBERTS: The quake devastated towns in the shadows of the Himalaya Mountains.

    CNN Transcript Apr 5, 2006

  • Three million people spread over the Himalaya Mountains need assistance immediately.

    CNN Transcript Nov 1, 2005

  • People search for wisdom everywhere: in distant caves and deserts; high in the Himalaya Mountains; or through drugs or magic crystals or, someday, by traveling through space to other worlds.

    Dare 2B Wise

  • We were at the very end of the supply line, there was no access to China, except by air, and all of our supplies were brought in over the Himalaya Mountains, the Hump, by transport pilots.

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