The Himalayas, or Himalaya, (/ˌhɪməˈl.ə/ or /hɪˈmɑːləjə/; Sanskrit, hima (snaw) + ālaya (dwellin), leeterally, "abode o the snaw"[1]) is a muntain range in Asie separatin the plains o the Indian subcontinent frae the Tibetan Plateau.

Aerial view o Munt Everest an surroondin laundscape
Heichest pynt
PeakMunt Everest (Nepal an Cheenae)
Elevation8,850 m (29,040 ft)
Coordinates27°59′N 86°55′E / 27.983°N 86.917°E / 27.983; 86.917Coordinates: 27°59′N 86°55′E / 27.983°N 86.917°E / 27.983; 86.917
Lenth2,400 km (1,500 mi)
The general location o the Himalayas muntain range (this map haes the Hindu Kush in the Himalaya, nae normally regairdit as pairt o the core Himalayas).

References Eedit

  1. "Definition of Himalayas". Oxford Dictionaries Online. Archived frae the original on 12 Februar 2011. Retrieved 9 Mey 2011.