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

  • MountKilimanjaro The highest mountain in Africa, in northeast Tanzania near the Kenya border, rising in two snow-capped peaks to 5,898.7 m (19,340 ft). The higher of the two peaks was first climbed in 1889.

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  • proper n. A volcano in Tanzania, the highest peak in Africa at 5,895 meters (19,321 feet).

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  • n. the highest peak in Africa; located in northeastern Tanzania; 19,340 feet high

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  • For example, a 2004 study in the journal Nature makes clear that Kilimanjaro is experiencing less snowfall because there†™ s less moisture in the air due to deforestation around Kilimanjaro.

    Think Progress » Gore’s movie gets five stars for accuracy

  • Kilimanjaro is a once-in-a-lifetime experience (i.e. never again) and it was agony for the last few hours, but I’m glad I did it and will never forget the feeling of accomplishment and relief when I made it to the roof of Africa (and back down again).

    Climbing Kilimanjaro

  • The authors note that the recent, dramatic decline in Kilimanjaro’s ice cap is particularly remarkable given its persistence through many previous shifts in climate, including a severe 300-year-long drought that impacted human populations living in the area about 4,000 years ago.

    An Inconvenient Truth

  • Timothy Aeppel Some call Kilimanjaro 'Everyman's Everest, since it is the most achievable of the Seven Summits, the highest hills on each of the world's continents.

    A 'Walk-Up' Mountain

  • Some call Kilimanjaro "Everyman's Everest," since it is the most achievable of the Seven Summits, the highest hills on each of the world's continents.

    Taking on 'Everyman's Everest'EasIER Peaks

  • The butterfly Papilio sjoestedti, sometimes known as the Kilimanjaro swallowtail, is restricted to Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro and Mount Meru, although the subspecies P. atavus is found only on Kilimanjaro.

    Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

  • The butterfly Papilio sjoestedti, sometimes known as the Kilimanjaro swallowtail, flies in the montane forests.

    Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

  • 'On December 14th Mr. Gladstone broke out against the proposed annexations in what is now called the Kilimanjaro district.'

    The Life of the Rt. Hon. Sir Charles W. Dilke, Volume 2

  • Subterranean Press has another installment of "Kilimanjaro" by Mike Resnick.

    SF Tidbits for 9/1/08

  • However, on mountains such as Kilimanjaro, which are only about 1 million years old, there has been some local speciation (for example, in shrews).

    East African montane forests

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