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Definition of the noun huascaran

What does huascaran mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: -

  1. a mountain in the Andes in Peru (22,205 feet high)
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • instance of: mountain peak = the summit of a mountain
    • part of: Peru / Republic of Peru = a republic in western South America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; Andes = a mountain range in South America running 5000 miles along the Pacific coast


Huascaran a.k.a. Huascarán or Nevado Huascarán is a mountain in the Peruvian province of Yungay, situated in the Cordillera Blanca range of the western Andes. The highest southern summit of Huascarán is the highest point in Peru, northern part of Andes and in all of the Earth's Tropics. Huascarán is the fourth highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere after Aconcagua, Ojos del Salado, and Monte Pissis. The mountain was named after Huáscar, a 16th-century Inca emperor who was the Sapa Inca of the Inca empire.


"Huascaran" is a musical album of Fermáta.

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Google previewAll About Peru Gr. 3-5

Huascaran is the tallest mountain in this area. 7. It is made up of three layers of plants. 8. This is the home of monkeys, sloths, and jaguars. 9. One side of this region is cool and the other side is hot and humid. 10. Many rivers begin in this ...

Google previewThe Magic Fairy Rose (2017)

by A.E. Fortin

“Duke Marcos Huascaran is a man that will stop at ...

Google previewHlingit Word Encyclopedia (2011)

The Origin of Copper by Sally-Anne Lambert

The name Aconcagua breaks down as: ACON + HAKU + QHAWAQ (from the official Huascaran region website, wvvw.huascaranperu.netIToponimios.htm ). Huascaran is in Yungay province, Peru. This part of South America is the cradle of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Disasters (2007)

Environmental Catastrophes and Human Tragedies by Angus Macleod Gunn

The geologically most important and most spectacular disruption was a massive debris avalanche from an altitude of 18,000 feet on the north peak of Mount Huascaran that overwhelmed and buried the city of Yungay. Altogether 70,000 lives ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Survival Techniques (2008)

by Alexander Stilwell

Huascaran (Peru) Sajama(Bolivia) Chimborazo (Ecuador) EUROPE El'brus (Russian Federation) Mont Blanc (France-Italy) Matterhorn (Italy- Switzerland) ...

Google previewThe Mammoth Encyclopedia of Extraterrestrial Encounters (2012)

by Ronald Story

During the earthquake, a glacier was dislodged from Mount Huascaran, one ofthe tallest peaks in the Andes mountain range, causing alarge avalancheof ice, rocks, and mud to descend on Yungay at a speed ofabout 200 milesper hour.

Google previewThe Dictionary of Physical Geography (2013)

by David S. G. Thomas, Andrew S. Goudie

(Huascaran rock avalanche.) Embley, R.W. and Jacobi, R.D. 1977: Distribution and morphology of large submarine sediment slides and slumps on Atlantic continental margins. Marine geotechnohgy 2 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments (2008)

by Vivien Gornitz

Four records from the Andes (Huascaran in Northern Peru, Coropuna in Southern Peru and Sajama and Illimani in Bolivia) and one from the Western Tibetan Plateau (Guliya) extend to or past the end of the last glacial stage and confirm, along ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Distance Learning (2005)

by Howard, Caroline International Telecommunication Union (ITU). ( 2003). World telecommunication development report 2003: Access indicators for the ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Ecotourism (2001)

by David Bruce Weaver

There, the Huascaran National Park and the Inca path to Macchu Picchu are the country's two most important sites for both ecotourism and adventure tourism. Notwithstanding the small scale and environmentally sensitive character of most of ...

Google previewThe Cervantes Encyclopedia: L-Z (2004)

by Howard Mancing

Aurelio Miro Quesada Sosa (Lima, Peru: Huascaran, 1948) ...

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Scrabble value of H4U1A1S1C3A1R1A1N1

The value of this 9-letter word is 14 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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