- the, a mountainous region in central Asia, largely in Tajikistan, where the Hindu Kush, Tien Shan, and Himalaya mountain ranges converge: highest peaks, about 25,000 feet (7600 meters).
Also called Pa·mir.
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It rises under the Pamirs and is otherwise known as the Chitral River.
In summer, like the Pamirs, they emerge from their winter's sleep and become a succession of grass-covered downs.
However that may be, it is fairly certain that no great amount of trade ever crossed the Pamirs.
The routes to Kashgaria and the Pamirs are mere bridle-paths over the mountains, crossing them by lofty passes.
To-night he stands on the Roof of the World, a solitary, colossal figure upright on the lone Pamirs.
- the Pamirs a mountainous area of central Asia, mainly in Tajikistan and partly in Kyrgyzstan, extending into China and Afghanistan: consists of a complex of high ranges, from which the Tian Shan projects to the north, the Kunlun and Karakoram to the east, and the Hindu Kush to the west; Ismoil Somoni (formerly Communism Peak) is situated in the Tajik Pamirs. Highest peak: Kongur Shan, 7719 m (25 326 ft)Also known as: the Pamir
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