Kilimanjaro

[kil-uh-muh n-jahr-oh]
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Contemporary Examples of kilimanjaro

  • I did a ten minute scene in his class: the guy who had gangrene in his leg in The Snows of Kilimanjaro.

  • In the shadow of Kilimanjaro, an Italian couple has created a luxurious and eco-friendly safari camp favored by celebrities.

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    Eco-Chic Safari

    Sophie Menin

    July 27, 2010

  • It is the terrain mythologized by Hemingway in The Green Hills of Africa and The Snows of Kilimanjaro.

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    Sophie Menin

    July 27, 2010

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British Dictionary definitions for kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro

noun
  1. a volcanic massif in N Tanzania: the highest peak in Africa; extends from east to west for 80 km (50 miles). Height: 5895 m (19 340 ft)
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Word Origin and History for kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro

mountain in Africa, from Swahili, literally "mountain of the god of cold," from kilima "mountain" + njaro "god of cold."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

kilimanjaro in Culture

Kilimanjaro

[(kil-uh-muhn-jahr-oh)]

The highest mountain in Africa, located in northeastern Tanzania.

Note

“The Snows of Kilimanjaro” is a short story by Ernest Hemingway.
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