Kilimanjaro


Kil·i·man·ja·ro

geographical name \ˌki-lə-mən-ˈjär-(ˌ)ō, -ˈja-(ˌ)rō\

Definition of KILIMANJARO

mountain Tanzania on NE mainland near Kenya border — see kibo

Kilimanjaro

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Crater rim of Kilimanjaro at dawn.—Gerald Cubitt

Volcanic mountain, northeastern Tanzania. Situated in Kilimanjaro National Park (established 1973), it includes the peaks of three extinct volcanoes: Kibo, Mawensi, and Shira. Its highest peak is Kibo, which rises to 19,340 ft (5,895 m) and is the highest point in Africa. The first Europeans to see Kilimanjaro were German missionaries (1848). Kibo was first scaled in 1889 and Mawensi (16,896 ft [5,150 m]) in 1912.

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