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- proper n. A mountain range of south-central Asia extending about 2,414 km (1,500 mi) through Kashmir, northern India, southern Xizang (Tibet), Nepal, Sikkim, and Bhutan; includes nine of the world’s ten highest peaks, including Mount Everest.
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- n. a mountain range extending 1500 miles on the border between India and Tibet; this range contains the world's highest mountain
From Sanskrit हिमालय (himā-laya, "abode of snow"), from हिम (himá, "frost, snow") + आलय (ā-laya, "house, abode, dwelling"). (Wiktionary)