Pacaraima Mountains

Pacaraima Mountains
/pak"euh ruy"meuh, pak'euh-/.

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▪ mountains, South America
also spelled  Pakaraima,  Portuguese  Serra Pacaraima,  Spanish  Sierra Pacaraima,  also called  (in Guyana) Pakaraima Mountains  

      central tabular upland of the Guiana Highlands in Brazil, Venezuela, and Guyana. The Pacaraima Mountains form the drainage divide between the Orinoco Valley to the north and the Amazon Basin to the south. Extending for 250 miles (400 km) in an east–west direction, the mountains mark the borders between Brazil and southeastern Venezuela and between Brazil and west central Guyana. Mount Roraima (9,094 feet [2,772 metres]) is highest in elevation. The rivers that rise on the plateau tops pour over the cliffed edges in spectacular waterfalls, such as the Kaieteur Falls in Guyana.

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • Pacaraima Mountains — /pak euh ruy meuh, pak euh /. See Pakaraima Mountains …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pacaraima Mountains — geographical name mountain range N South America in SE Venezuela, N Brazil, & W Guyana see Roraima …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Parima Mountains — ▪ mountains, South America Spanish  Sierra Parima,  Portuguese  Serra Parima         range in northern Brazil and southern Venezuela. It is an outlying range of the Guiana Highlands and extends south southeastward for about 200 miles (320 km),… …   Universalium

  • Pakaraima Mountains — /pak euh ruy meuh, pak euh / a mountain range along the W central border of Guyana. Also, Pacaraima Mountains. * * * …   Universalium

  • Pakaraima Mountains — /pak euh ruy meuh, pak euh / a mountain range along the W central border of Guyana. Also, Pacaraima Mountains …   Useful english dictionary

  • Guyana — Guyanese /guy euh neez , nees /, n., adj. /guy an euh, ah neuh/, n. an independent republic on the NE coast of South America: a former British protectorate; gained independence 1966; member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 706,116; 82,978 sq. mi.… …   Universalium

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  • Roraima — geographical name mountain 9094 feet (2772 meters) N South America in Pacaraima Mountains on boundary between Venezuela, Guyana, & Brazil; has flat top …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Serra Parima — geographical name mountain range N South America on Venezuela Brazil border SW of Pacaraima Mountains; source of the Orinoco …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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