[kawr-th ee-ye-rah th e tah-lah-mahng-kah] /ˌkɔr ðiˈyɛ rɑ ðɛ ˌtɑ lɑˈmɑŋ kɑ/

a mountain range running SE from central Costa Rica to W Panama.


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  • Cordilleran

    [kawr-dl-yair-uh, -air-uh, kawr-dil-er-uh] /ˌkɔr dlˈyɛər ə, -ˈɛər ə, kɔrˈdɪl ər ə/ noun 1. a chain of mountains, usually the principal mountain system or mountain axis of a large landmass. [kawr-dl-yair-uh z, -air-, kawr-dil-er-uh z; Spanish kawr-th ee-ye-rahs for 1] /ˌkɔr dlˈyɛər əz, -ˈɛər-, kɔrˈdɪl ər əz; Spanish ˌkɔr ðiˈyɛ rɑs for 1/ noun 1. a […]

  • Cordillera-occidental

    [kawr-th ee-ye-rah awk-see-th en-tahl] /ˌkɔr ðiˈyɛ rɑ ˌɔk si ðɛnˈtɑl/ noun 1. the western coastal ranges of the Andes, in Peru and Colombia.

  • Cordillera-oriental

    [kawr-th ee-ye-rah aw-ryen-tahl] /ˌkɔr ðiˈyɛ rɑ ˌɔ ryɛnˈtɑl/ noun 1. the eastern ranges of the Andes, in Bolivia, Colombia, and Peru.

  • Cordillera-real

    [kawr-th ee-ye-rah-re-ahl] /ˌkɔr ðiˈyɛ rɑ rɛˈɑl/ noun 1. a range of the Andes, in Bolivia. Highest peak, Illimani, 21,201 feet (6462 meters). 2. a range of the Andes, in Ecuador. Highest peak, Chimborazo, 20,561 feet (6267 meters).

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