The Himalayas , Also Himalaya , ( / ËŒhÉªmÉ™ËˆleÉª . É™ / Or / HÉ ...
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Description: The Himalayas , also Himalaya , ( / ËŒhÉªmÉ™ËˆleÉª . É™ / or / hÉªËˆmÉ‘ËlÉ™jÉ™ / ; Sanskrit , hima ( snow ) + Älaya ( dwelling ) , literally , " abode of the snow " ) is a mountain range in Asia separating the plains of the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau . The Himalayan range is home to the planets highest peaks , including the highest , Mount Everest . The Himalayas include over a hundred mountains exceeding 7 , 200 metres ( 23 , 600 ft ) in height . By contrast , the highest peak outside Asiaâ€ " Aconcagua , in the Andesâ€ " is 6 , 961 metres ( 22 , 838 ft ) tall . The Himalayas have profoundly shaped the cultures of South Asia . Many Himalayan peaks are sacred in both Buddhism and Hinduism .
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