[him-uh-ley-uh z, hi-mahl-yuh z]
- the, a mountain range extending about 1500 miles (2400 km) along the border between India and Tibet. Highest peak, Mt. Everest, 29,028 feet (8848 meters).
Also called the Him·a·la·ya, Himalaya Mountains.
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Examples from the Web for himalayas
Next step: Sykes will trek in the Himalayas to discover a live yeti.Sorry Bigfoot Truthers: Yetis Aren’t Real
July 3, 2014
A group of mountaineers in the Himalayas died in a horrifying massacre.Death on Killer Mountain
July 6, 2013
Temperatures throughout the Himalayas are, on average, rising, and the mountains are falling apart in the warming atmosphere.Mount Everest Suffers From Too Many Climbers and Deteriorating Conditions
May 23, 2012
The Himalayas are not a line, but a great country of mountains.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
My trip to the Himalayas and all incidents of the past two years were providential.Oswald Langdon
Carson Jay Lee
How would I like to go with him to the Himalayas, I was asked.My Reminiscences
Also those of the Indian peninsula as compared with the Himalayas.The Foundations of the Origin of Species
The Himalayas present a grand spectacle when seen from the south.From Pole to Pole
Sven Anders Hedin
- the Himalayas a vast mountain system in S Asia, extending 2400 km (1500 miles) from Kashmir (west) to Assam (east), between the valleys of the Rivers Indus and Brahmaputra: covers most of Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, and the S edge of Tibet; the highest range in the world, with several peaks over 7500 m (25 000 ft). Highest peak: Mount Everest, 8848 m (29 028 ft)
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The Himalayas contain the world's highest mountains, including Mount Everest.
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