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

  • A mountain range of central Asia extending about 2,414 km (1,500 mi) east-northeast through Kyrgyzstan, southeast Kazakhstan, and northwest China. It rises to 7,443.8 m (24,406 ft) at Pobeda Peak.

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  • proper n. A mountain range in central Asia.


From Mandarin 天山 (Tiān-shān) ("celestial mountains") (Wiktionary)


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