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Tengri Nor

[ teng-gree-nawr, nohr ]

noun

  1. a salt lake in eastern Tibet, northwest of Lhasa. About 700 square miles (1,813 square kilometers); 15,186 feet (4,629 meters) above sea level.


Tengri Nor

/ ˈtɛŋɡrɪ ˈnɔː /

noun

  1. another name for Nam Co


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Tengri Nor1

First recorded in 1840–45; from Mongolian Tenger Nuur “Heavenly Lake”
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Example Sentences

He gave me also much valuable information about the country round Nam-tso or Tengri-nor, where he was born.

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