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Pamirs

(pəˈmɪəz)
pl n
(Placename) the Pamirs a mountainous area of central Asia, mainly in Tajikistan and partly in Kyrgyzstan, extending into China and Afghanistan: consists of a complex of high ranges, from which the Tian Shan projects to the north, the Kunlun and Karakoram to the east, and the Hindu Kush to the west; Ismoil Somoni (formerly Communism Peak) is situated in the Tajik Pamirs. Highest peak: Kongur Shan, 7719 m (25 326 ft). Also known as: the Pamir

Pa•mirs

(pɑˈmɪərz)

n.pl.
the, a mountainous region in central Asia, largely in Tadzhikistan, where the Hindu Kush, Tien Shan, Kunlun, and Karakoram mountain ranges converge: highest peaks ab. 25,000 ft. (7600 m).
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According to doctors, the Pamir Kyrgyz have a low blood pressure.
Between China, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Pakistan, inside the Pamir Knot, lies the Wakhan corridor .
High-grade metamorphic and associated igneous rocks covers about 30% of the surface exposure of the Pamir.
The project supports the Pamir Energy utilities company in guaranteeing cross-border power supply from the Tajik district of Rushan to the neighbouring Afghan districts of Shugnan und Darwaz.
Among the entries are the 1957 movie The Abominable Snowman, car-chasing Sasquatch, Glamic Castle ghoul in Scotland, kidnapped by Bigfoot, Mapinguari in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso, the Pamir Mountain monster in Central Asia, the shug monkey of Rendlesham Forest in England, 21st-century Sasquatch, and Zana and the half-human controversy.
There were 4,602, 4,981 and 5,701 glacier lakes in 1990, 2000 and 2010 respectively in the Third Pole region, which includes the Pamir, Hindu Kush, Himalayan mountains and Tibetan Plateau, according to a study conducted by the Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xinhua reported.
Christopher Carter, 51, from Caerphilly, David Taylor, 28, from Stoke-on-Trent, and Daniel Saville, 40, originally from Bradford, were on board the Pamir Airways flight which crashed into a mountain near Kabul in May 2010.
The Pamir Highway that traverses the mountains is one of the highest roads in the world, an ancient piece of the Silk Road, and modern GBAO's only real supply line.
This is a cesspool," in a tweet regarding the Pamir incident over the weekend.
Police spokesman Syed Sarwar Hussaini told Pajhwok Afghan News the mine had been planted in front of the Pamir Hotel in Kunduz City, the provincial capital.
The appointment was announced at the 12th WTCC Global Summit which is being held at the Pamir Convention Centre in Tokyo, Japan, this week.
Q My mother has what she thinks is a limited edition print of The Golden West: The Pamir by Montague Dawson.