[ pah-meerz ]

  1. the Pamirs, a mountainous region in central Asia, largely in Tajikistan, where three mountain ranges (the Hindu Kush, the Tien Shan, and the Himalayas) converge: highest peaks, about 25,000 feet (7,600 meters).

  • Also called Pa·mir .

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/ (pəˈmɪəz) /

pl n
  1. the Pamirs a mountainous area of central Asia, mainly in Tajikistan and partly in Kyrgyzstan, extending into China and Afghanistan: consists of a complex of high ranges, from which the Tian Shan projects to the north, the Kunlun and Karakoram to the east, and the Hindu Kush to the west; Ismoil Somoni (formerly Communism Peak) is situated in the Tajik Pamirs. Highest peak: Kongur Shan, 7719 m (25 326 ft): Also known as: the Pamir

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