[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 himalayan
The Himalayan kingdom started welcoming visitors nearly 40 years ago.Can Traditional Bhutan Survive Tourism?
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Some point to the small Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, the site of a 2014 pilgrimage by Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber .In the Future We'll All Be Renters: America's Disappearing Middle Class
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The most terrifying thing I encounter during my visit is a fat, white Himalayan stray cat with red eyes and a scrunched up face.Pablo Escobar’s Private Prison Is Now Run by Monks for Senior Citizens
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Douse the whole thing with some olive oil and add Himalayan pink sea salt to taste.Four Fatty (But Healthy!) Power Meals to Fuel Your Day
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A letter Jinnah received from the Himalayan town of Mussoorie, written by a young man called Zulfi Bhutto, gives us an idea.Why Pakistan's Mohammed Ali Jinnah Was No Nelson Mandela
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Mussoorie of all Himalayan hill-stations is the most demure and proper.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
And the non-arrival of the Himalayan rabbits was only another nail in his coffin.The Golden Age
The Himalayan pied kingfisher (Ceryle lugubris) is a bird as large as a crow.
The third common vulture is the Himalayan griffon (Gyps himalayensis).
This species displaces the Himalayan tree-creeper in the Eastern Himalayas.
- of or relating to the Himalayas or their inhabitants
- 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)
The Himalayas contain the world's highest mountains, including Mount Everest.
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