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Khan Ten•griˈkɑn ˈtɛŋ gri, ˈxɑn(n.)

  1. a mountain in the Tien Shan range, on the boundary between Kirghizia and China. 22,949 ft. (6995 m).

    Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: Also called Tengri Khan.

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  1. Khan Tengri

    Khan Tengri or Hantengri Peak is a mountain of the Tian Shan mountain range. It is located on the China—Kyrgyzstan—Kazakhstan border, east of lake Issyk Kul. Its geologic elevation is 6,995 m, but its glacial cap rises to 7,010 m. For this reason, in mountaineering circles, including for the Soviet Snow Leopard award criteria, it is considered a 7000-metre peak. The name "Khan Tengri" literally means "King Heaven" in Uyghur and possibly references the deity Tengri. In some other local languages, it is known as Khan Tangiri Shyngy, Kan-Too Chokusu, Pik Khan-Tengry, and Hantengri Feng. Khan Tengri is the second-highest mountain in the Tian Shan, surpassed only by Jengish Chokusu. Khan Tengri is the highest point in Kazakhstan and the third-highest peak in Kyrgyzstan, after Jengish Chokusu and Pik Lenina. It is also the world's most northern 7000 m peak, notable because peaks of high latitude have a shorter climbing season, generally more severe weather and thinner air.

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