Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Kunlun Mountains

Chinese (Wade-Giles) �K'un-lun Shan, �or �(Pinyin) �Kunlun Shan, � mountain system of Asia. The Kunluns extend east to west some 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometres) from the Pamirs in Tajikistan on the west to the Kunlun Pass and the adjacent Sino-Tibetan ranges - Pu-erh-han-pu-ta (Burhan Budai), P'a-yen-k'a-la (Bayan Hara), and A-ni-ma-ch'ing (Amne Machin) - on the east. The width of the Kunluns varies considerably but rarely exceeds 125 miles. In the western margins they

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