[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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- 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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Word Origin and History for himalaya
from Sanskrit himalayah, literally "abode of snow," from hima "snow" (see hibernation) + alaya "abode." Related: Himalayas; Himalayan.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
The Himalayas contain the world's highest mountains, including Mount Everest.
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