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Himalaya Region
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The Himalayas span a vast geography that includes regions within the present-day countries of Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, China, Nepal, and Bhutan. The highest snow peaks are mostly situated along the southern border of Tibet, though some run through Kashmir. These snow peaks demarcate the northernmost extent of p…

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Alter, Andrew, “Himalaya Region”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 27 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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