a mountain range in central Asia, in China and Kirghizia. Highest peak, Pobeda Peak, 24,406 feet (7439 meters).
Also Tian Shan.
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The Tien-shan is only the first link in a series of mountains which stretch north-eastwards throughout Asia.From Pole to Pole
Sven Anders Hedin
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