[kil-uh-muh n-jahr-oh]


a volcanic mountain in N Tanzania: highest peak in Africa. 19,321 feet (5889 meters). Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for kilimanjaro



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


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

Culture definitions for kilimanjaro



The highest mountain in Africa, located in northeastern Tanzania.


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

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