Pronunciation: (him"u-lā'uz, hi-mäl'yuz), [key]
the, a mountain range extending about 1500 mi. (2400 km) along the border between India and Tibet. Highest peak, Mt. Everest, 29,028 ft. (8848 m). Also called the Him"a•la'ya, Him'ala'ya Moun'tains.
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