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n. pl. al·ti·pla·nos
A high plateau, as in the Andean regions of Bolivia, Peru, and Argentina.

[American Spanish : Latin altus, high; see al- in Indo-European roots + Latin plānum, plain; see plane1.]


(Spanish altiˈplano)
(Placename) a plateau of the Andes, covering two thirds of Bolivia and extending into S Peru: contains Lake Titicaca. Height: 3000 m (10 000 ft) to 3900 m (13 000 ft)


(ˌæl təˈplɑ noʊ, ˌɑl-)

a plateau region in South America, situated in the Andes of Argentina, Bolivia, and Peru.
[< American Spanish, =alti- alti- + Sp plano plain1]


A high mountain plateau, as in certain parts of the Andes Mountains.
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And when I reach the bottom I see for the first time the enormity of the narrow tunnel as it disappears into the distance and towards the now infamous Altiplano prison.
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