- a volcanic mountain in N Tanzania: highest peak in Africa. 19,321 feet (5889 meters).
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Examples from the Web for kilimanjaro
I did a ten minute scene in his class: the guy who had gangrene in his leg in The Snows of Kilimanjaro.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile
January 3, 2015
In the shadow of Kilimanjaro, an Italian couple has created a luxurious and eco-friendly safari camp favored by celebrities.
It is the terrain mythologized by Hemingway in The Green Hills of Africa and The Snows of Kilimanjaro.
The people of Kibonoto are the westernmost inhabitants on the slopes of Kilimanjaro.
It passed north of Kilimanjaro, to the west of which is a desert belt.
The hunters of Kilimanjaro, which once was the home of elephants, have thinned the herds and driven them to wander.The Pools of Silence
H. de Vere Stacpoole
Just on the borders of Masai land live the Useri people, who inhabit the northeast slopes of Kilimanjaro.
They believe that cannon were taken up Kilimanjaro by the first Arabs who came into the country, and there they lie.
- 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)
Word Origin and History for 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
“The Snows of Kilimanjaro” is a short story by Ernest Hemingway.
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