Karakoram
/kahr'euh kawr"euhm, -kohr"-, kar'-/, n.
1. Also called Mustagh. a mountain range in NW India, in N Kashmir. Highest peak, K2, 28,250 ft. (8611 m).
2. a pass traversing this range, on the route from NE Kashmir to Sinkiang province in China. 18,300 ft. (5580 m).

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