Definition of Karakoram Range
1. Noun. A mountain range in northern Kashmir; an extension of the Hindu Kush; contains the 2nd highest peak.
Group relationships: Cashmere, Jammu And Kashmir, Kashmir
Terms within: Gasherbrum, Dapsang, Godwin Austen, K2, Mount Godwin Austen, Rakaposhi
Generic synonyms: Chain, Chain Of Mountains, Mountain Chain, Mountain Range, Range, Range Of Mountains
Lexicographical Neighbors of Karakoram Range
Literary usage of Karakoram Range
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Sketch of the Geography and Geology of the Himalaya Mountains and Tibet by Sidney Gerald Burrard, Henry Hubert Hayden (1908)
"The Shyok, Hunza, Gilgit and Kunar rivers drain the trough behind the Karakoram range; the Nubra river rises in the Karakoram, the glacier at its source ..."
2. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1894)
"2 of the Karakoram range—and it is still very generally known by that designation. But in preparing the final results of the survey for publication, ..."
3. An Elementary Geography of India, Burma, and Ceylon by Henry Francis Blanford (1904)
"... wrongly called the Karakoram range, also north of the Indus, dividing Kashmir from Kashghar or Chinese Turkestan. This last is the highest. ..."
4. The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society ...: General index to the by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Hume Greenfield, Henry Walter Bates (1876)
"By talking of the Karakoram Range, moreover, a false idea of the natural features of the country is fostered. For instance, in the recent discussions ..."
5. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1871)
"The idea of a Karakoram Range, dividing the two water-systems, east of the meridian 78° E., should, I think, be abandoned. ..."