Meaning of Karakoram in English:


Pronunciation /ˌkarəˈkɔːrəm/

proper noun

  • A great mountain system of central Asia, extending over 480 km (300 miles) south-eastwards from north-eastern Afghanistan to Kashmir and forming part of the borders of India and Pakistan with China. One of the highest mountain systems in the world, it consists of a group of parallel ranges, forming a westwards continuation of the Himalayas, with many peaks over 7,900 m (26,000 ft), the highest being K2.