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Syllabification: Kan·chen·jun·ga
Pronunciation: /ˌkənCHənˈjəNGɡə, -ˈjo͝oNGɡə
(also Kangchenjunga or Kinchinjunga)

Definition of Kanchenjunga in English:

A mountain in the Himalayas, on the border between Nepal and Sikkim. Rising to a height of 28,209 feet (8,598 m), it is the world’s third highest mountain.


Tibetan, literally 'the five treasures of the snows', referring to the five separate peaks of the summit.

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