[kahn-chuh n-joo ng-guh]
- a mountain in S Asia, between NE India and Nepal, in the E Himalayas: third highest in the world. 28,169 feet (8586 meters).
Also Kan·chan·jan·ga [kahn-chuh n-jahng-guh] /ˌkɑn tʃənˈdʒɑŋ gə/.
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Examples from the Web for kanchenjunga
At the time when Hooker was making his Himalayan journeys—that was in 1849—Kanchenjunga was believed to be the highest.
Kanchenjunga and the Everest group were just visible, but ominous clouds were rapidly coming up.
From this we had marvellous views right away to Kanchenjunga in the East.
In this bright moonlight, mountains like Kanchenjunga—100 miles away—stood out sharp and distinct.
- a variant spelling of Kangchenjunga
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