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a mountain peak in the Himalayas. Elevation, 7,144 m. Until 1913, Gauri Sankar was mistakenly identified with Mount Everest (Chomo Langma), the world’s highest peak, located 60 km to the east.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.