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The Meanings of the Names of the 10 Highest Mountains on Every Continent

THE MEANINGS OF THE NAMES OF THE 10 HIGHEST MOUNTAINS ON EUERY CONTINENT Massif Mountain Volcano Dome MOUNT EVEREST/ K2 KANGCHENJUNGA LHOTSE МАKALU CHO OYU DHAULAGIRII MANASLU NANGA PARBAT ANNAPURNA I SAGARMATHA/ Pakistan Nepal/India Nepal/China Nepal/China Nepal Nepal Nepal Pakistan Nepal CHOMOLUNGMA During the first survey of the Karakoram range, the surveyor labeled each mountain with "K" and a number. Tibetan translates to "south peak" Derives from "Big Black," a Sanskrit name for the Hindu god Shiva Means "turquoise goddess" in Tibetan Originates from Sanskrit, meaning "dazzling, white, beautiful mountain" Tibetan meaning “mountain of the spirit," originating from the Sanskrit word "manasa," meaning "intellect™ or "soul" Derived from Sanskrit, meaning "Naked Mountain Translates to "the Named after Nepal/China Named after Sir George Everest, former surveyor general of India, who protested the name five treasures of the high snow." Local Lhopo people believe the Annapurna, the Hindu goddess of food and nourishment, who resides there treasures are hidden but will be revealed to the devout when the world is in peril. Nepali name translates to "forehead of the sky It did not have a local name due to its remoteness – it was not visible from any surrounding villages. Tibetan name means goddess mother of mountains 29,029 ft (8,848 m) 28,251 ft (8,61| m) 28, 169 ft (8,586 m) 27,940 ft (8,516 m) 27,838 ft (8,485 m) 26,864 ft (8,188 m) 26,795 ft (8,167 m) 26,78| ft (8,163 m) 26,660 ft (8,126 m) 26,545 ft (8,091 m) ASIA OJOS DEL SALADO Argentina/Chile ACONCAGUA MONTE PISSIS HUASCARAN CERRO BONETE NEVADO TRES LLULLAILLACO CERRO CERRO CAZADERO/ TRES CRUCES CENTRO Argentina/Chile Argentina Argentina Peru CHICO CRUCES SUR Argentina/Chile MERCEDARIO WALTHER PENCK Argentina Argentina/Chile Argentina Argentina Spanish for "eyes of the salty one, after May derive from various native words meaning "comes from the other side," "sentinel of stone," "white sentinel," or "white ravine" Named after Pedro Jose Amadeo Pissi, a French geologist who worked for the Chilean government Named after Huáscar, a 16th century Inca emperor Derived from the Quechua words llulla, "false," and yaku, "water," refering to the meltwater that is Possibly named for the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy Spanish for "small hat" Spanish for "snowy three crosses south" Spanish for "hunting site Spanish for "three crosses center" the enormous salt deposits within its glaciers Also known by the name of the first man to summit it absorbed into the soil as it flows down the slopes 22,841 ft (6,962 m) 22,615 ft (6,893 m) 22,287 ft (6,793 m) 22,205 ft (6,768 m) 22,175 ft (6,759 m) 22,139 ft (6,748 m) 22,110 ft (6,739 m) 22,047 ft (6,720 m) 21,844 ft (6,658 m) 21,749 ft (6,629 m) SAUTH AMERICA PICO DE ORIZABA/ CITLALTÉPETL MOUNT SAINT ELIAS/ POPOCATÉPETL YAS'ÉIT'AA SHAA MOUNT LUCANIA KING PEAK Canada DENALI MOUNT LOGAN MOUNT FORAKER/ IZTACCÍHUATL MOUNT BONA Alaska Canada Mexico MENLALE Canada Mexico Alaska Мexico Alaska/Canada Alaska Comes from the Náhuatl for "smoking mountain" Named by the Duke of Abruzzi for the RMS Lucania, the ship he sailed on from Liverpool to New York Named after Sir William Edmond From the native Náhuatl for "white Named after William Koyukon Athabaskan word for "high" or “tall Named by the Duke of Abruzzi after his racing yacht woman King, a Canadian Named after Cape Saint Elias Named after Joseph Logan, founder of the Geological Survey of Canada Named after the valley and city it overlooks B. Foraker, a senator from Ohio surveyor, astronomer, and civil servant Its name in Tlingit means "mountain Náhuatl name means The Dena'ina name means "Denali's wife "star mountain behind Icy Bay" because the snow-covered peak can be seen year-round throughout the region 20,310 ft (6,190.5 m) 19,551 ft (5,959 m) 18,49| ft (5,636 m) 18,009 ft (5,489 m) 17,749 ft | (5,410 m) 17,400 ft (5,304 m) 17,257 ft (5,260 m) 17,159 ft (5,230 m) 16,972 ft (5,173 m) 16,550 ft (5,044 m) NORTH AMERICA MOUNT MOUNT KENYA MOUNT STANLEY/ MOUNT ELGON Uganda/Kenya MAWENZI MOUNT SPEKE MOUNT BAKER RAS DEJEN MOUNT KARISIMBI JBEL TOUBKAL KILIMANJARO Kenya Tanzania MOUNT NGALIEMA Uganda Uganda Ethiopia Rwanda Morocco Tanzania DR Congo/Uganda From "kirinyaga," Kikuyu for place of the male ostrich," due to its coloration Named for English explorer John Hanning Speke Named for Samuel Baker, the 19th century British explorer who first glimpsed it Translates to "snow" in the native language of Kinyarwanda Derived from the Maasai "Ol Doinyo Ilgoon," which translates to "Breast From the Berber "tugg akal," meaning "the one who looks up at the earth Translates to "the Amharic for head crumpled, jagged, broken one Unclear guard" Named for explorer Sir Henry Morton Stanley and for a local chief he worked with Mountain" 19,341 ft (5,895 m) 17,057 ft (5,199 m) 16,893 ft (5,149 m) 16,762 ft (5,109 m) 16,040 ft (4,890 m) 15,892 ft (4,844 m) 14,930 ft (4,550 m) 14,787 ft (4,507 m) 14,177 ft (4,321 m) 13,671 ft (4,167 m) AFRICA BAZARDÜZÜ Azerbaijan MOUNT ELBRUS SHKHARA MOUNT ARARAT MONT BLANC MONTE ROSA MOUNT ARAGATS GROBGLOCKNER MOUNT TEIDE GUNNBJØRN FJELD/ Russia Georgia (AĞRI DAĞI) France Switzerland Armenia Austria Spain HVITSERK Turkey Denmark Derived from the Avestan Harā Bərəzaiti, a legendary mountain in Iranian mythology; translates to "high watchtower MONTE BIANCO Italy False cognate derived from the Valdôtain word rouése, meaning "glacier Unknown Translates to "marketplace mountain," named for the flats below where Dagestani, Persian, and Azerbaijani people met to trade Derives from Echeyde, an aboriginal Guanches word for the home of Guayota, the devil Thought to come from Sanskrit Arjanwartah, meaning "holy ground" Translates to "Ara's throne," referring to the Armenian legendary hero Ara Possibly derived from the German glocke, "bell," after the mountain's shape Named for the first European to see Greenland, Gunnbjörn Ulfsson; its local name refers to the Norse Hvitserk, meaning "white-shirt," a legendary warrior Means "white mountain" Turkish translates to "pain" or "sorrow" 18,510 ft (5,642 m) 17,064 ft (5,201 m) 16,854 ft (5,137 m) 15,778 ft (4,809 m) 15,203 ft (4,634 m) 14,652 ft (4,466 m) 13,420 ft (4,090 m) 12,461 ft (3,798 m) 12,198 ft (3,718 m) 12,119 ft (3,694 m) VINSON MASSIF MOUNT MOUNT ELIZABETH MOUNT MARKHAM MOUNT SIDLEY MOUNT ANDERSON MOUNT KAPLAN MOUNT MINTO MOUNT MILLER DOME ARGUST KIRKPATRICK Named after Carl G. Vinson, a congressman from Georgia who supported Antarctic exploration Named after Sir Clements Markham, president of the Royal Geographical Society Named after Mabelle E. Sidley, daughter of William Horlick, a contributor to the 1933-35 Byrd Antarctic Expedition Named after Joseph Kaplan, the chairman of the U.S. National Committee for the International Geophysical Year Named after J.J. Miller, a member of the RRS Discovery crew during the British Australian Named after the Earl of Minto Named after Vernon H. Anderson, a glaciologist and member of the Marie Byrd Land Traverse Party Named after a Greek mythological figure who built the ship in which Jason and the Argonauts sailed in search of the Golden Named after Elizabeth Named after a Glasgow businessman who Dawson-Lambton, a supporter of the British Antarctic Expedition one of the original supporters of the British Antarctic Expedition was New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition Fleece. It's believed to be the coldest place on Earth. 16,050 ft (4,892 m) 14,856 ft (4,528 m) 14,700 ft (4,480 m) 14,270 ft (4,350 m) 14,058 ft (4,285 m) 13,957 ft (4,254 m) 13,880 ft (4,230 m) 13,665 ft (4,165 m) 13,650 ft (4,160 m) 13,428 ft (4,093 m) ANTA PUNCAK JAYA PUNCAK MANDALA MOUNT WILHELM/ MOUNT GILUWE FINISTERRE RANGE MOUNT BANGETA MOUNT MOUNT VICTORIA AORAKI/ MOUNT SUCKLING/ Indonesia Indonesia Papua New Guinea KABANGAMA KOMBUGL'O Papua New Guinea HIGH POINT/ Papua New Guinea MOUNT COOК GOROPI MOUNT BOISING Papua New Guinea New Zealand Papua New Guinea Originally called the Great Mountain, it was renamed in honor of Queen Victoria after the first successful recorded ascent by Sir William MacGregor. Sanskrit for "victorious mountain" Sanskrit for "circle mountain" DIMBIN Unknown Unknown Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea In the Ngãi Tahu tradition, the Unknown Unknown Though the mountain is not named on official maps, locals call it Boising, said to mean "stop the fight. Named after German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck's mountain is the manifestation of Aoraki, their sacred ancestor. The name translates to “cloud in the sky." son Wilhelm Its name in Kuman means "mountain of shrubs." Europeans named the peak Mount Cook for explorer Capt. James Cook. 16,024 ft (4,884 m) 15,617 ft (4,760 m) 14,793 ft (4,509 m) 14,327 ft (4,367 m) 13,620 ft | (4,175 m) 13,520 ft (4,121 m) 13,464 ft (4,104 m) 13,248 ft (4,038 m) 12,218 ft (3,724 m) 12,060 ft (3,676 m) OCEANIA SOURCE: afrikanza.com wikipedia.org geology.com 図 X|I FACTORY OUTLET Alan's

The Meanings of the Names of the 10 Highest Mountains on Every Continent

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Mountains have been a source of adventure, wonder, hardship, and livelihood since the dawn of humanity. They are called different names by different cultures - usually, the names are epic and command ...

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