Definitions for karakorumˌkɑr əˈkɔr əm, ˌkær-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ka•ra•ko•rumˌkɑr əˈkɔr əm, ˌkær-(n.)
a ruined city in central Mongolian People's Republic: ancient capital of the Mongol Empire.
Category: Geography (places), Western History
Karakorum was the capital of the Mongol Empire in the 13th century, and of the Northern Yuan in the 14–15th centuries. Its ruins lie in the northwestern corner of the Övörkhangai Province of Mongolia, near today's town of Kharkhorin, and adjacent to the Erdene Zuu monastery. They are part of the upper part of the World Heritage Site Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a range of the Himalayas, extending from the Hindu-Kush eastward into Thibet, and a pass in the centre of it 18,000 ft. high. Also the name of the old capital of Mongolia.
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