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Altai mountains

a mountain range in central Asia, mostly in Mongolia, China, Kazakhstan, and the S Russian Federation. Highest peak, Belukha, 15,157 feet (4506 meters).
Historical Examples

He seems afterwards to have gone as far as the Altai Mountains, on the frontiers of China.
Robert Kerr’s General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 18 William Stevenson

“A seeker of knowledge from the Altai Mountains,” I responded.
The Story of an Untold Love Paul Leicester Ford

The Altai Mountains especially produce silver, and some gold, with lead and copper ores.
The Mines and its Wonders W.H.G. Kingston

These animals, which occur in the Altai Mountains, live in holes or crevices of rock.
Animal Intelligence George J. Romanes

The Altai Mountains lie north of Mongolia, with an average elevation of from 5000 to 7000 feet.
The Desert World Arthur Mangin

The Altai Mountains are a line of lofty cliffs, two hundred and eighty miles in length, surmounting a high table-land.
Astronomy with an Opera-glass Garrett Putman Serviss

I found it on the extreme outlying spurs of the Altai Mountains.
The Heart of Nature Francis Younghusband

The flora of the Altai Mountains greatly resembles that of the Alps, about five-sixths of the latter being found here.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1 Various

plural noun
a mountain system of central Asia, in W Mongolia, W China, and S Russia. Highest peak: Belukha, 4506 m (14 783 ft)


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