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Where is “the roof of the world”?

March 28, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Geography

The Pamir mountain region in Central Asia is called the roof of the world because of its great altitude. In India the Pamirs are called Bam-i-dunya, literally “top of the world.” Pamir itself, according to the most logical theory, is derived from the Persian pai-mir, signifying “the foot of the mountain peaks.” The region around …

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