Pamirs
or Pamir geographical name mountain region central Asia in Tajikistan & on borders of Xinjiang Uygur, Kashmir, & Afghanistan from which radiate Tian Shan to N, Kunlun & Karakoram to E, & Hindu Kush to W; has many peaks over 20,000 feet (6096 meters)

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  • Pamirs — [pä mirz′] mountain system mostly in Tajikistan: highest peak, c. 25,000 ft (7,620 m): also Pamir …   English World dictionary

  • Pamirs — /pah mearz /, n. the, a mountainous region in central Asia, largely in Tajikistan, where the Hindu Kush, Tien Shan, and Himalaya mountain ranges converge: highest peaks, ab. 25,000 ft. (7600 m). Also called Pamir. * * * High mountain region,… …   Universalium

  • Pamirs — Pa•mirs [[t]pɑˈmɪərz[/t]] n. pl. geg the, a mountainous region in central Asia, largely in Tadzhikistan, where the Hindu Kush, Tien Shan, Kunlun, and Karakoram mountain ranges converge: highest peaks ab. 25,000 ft. (7600 m) …   From formal English to slang

  • Pamirs — /pəˈmɪəz/ (say puh mearz) plural noun the, a lofty plateau in central Asia, where the Hindu Kush, Tien Shan, and Himalayan mountain systems converge. Highest peaks about 7620 m. Also, Pamir …   Australian English dictionary

  • Pamirs — /pah mearz /, n. the, a mountainous region in central Asia, largely in Tajikistan, where the Hindu Kush, Tien Shan, and Himalaya mountain ranges converge: highest peaks, ab. 25,000 ft. (7600 m). Also called Pamir …   Useful english dictionary

  • PAMIRS, THE —    or the Roof of the World, a plateau traversed by mountain ridges and valleys, of the average height of 13,000 ft., NW. of the plateau of Thibet, connecting the mountain system of the Himalayas, Tian Shan, and the Hindu Kush, and inhabited… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • the Pamirs — noun a mountain range in central Asia that is centered in Tajikistan but extends into Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan and Pakistan and western China • Syn: ↑Pamir Mountains • Instance Hypernyms: ↑range, ↑mountain range, ↑range of mountains, ↑chain,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Asia — /ay zheuh, ay sheuh/, n. a continent bounded by Europe and the Arctic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. 2,896,700,000; ab. 16,000,000 sq. mi. (41,440,000 sq. km). * * * I Largest continent on Earth. It is bounded by the Arctic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean …   Universalium

  • Komedes — is the classical name applied to the people, who, as the scholars believe, had followed Scythian culture. They were located around Mt Kumuda as well as within/and beyond the Mt Hemodos and were a widely spread tribe. They were called Komedes… …   Wikipedia

  • Pamir Mountains — Coordinates: 39°N 72°E / 39°N 72°E / 39; 72 …   Wikipedia

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