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Kanchenjunga

Syllabification: Kan·chen·jun·ga
Pronunciation: /ˌkənCHənˈjəNGɡə, -ˈjo͝oNGɡə
 
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(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.

Origin

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

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