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Eight-thousander - In mountaineering term that refers to mountains above 8,000 meters in height or altitude. Called in plural "Eight-thousanders", there are 14 of them recognized as such on the planet Earth, all in the Himalayas and the Karakorum, are in order of altitude: Mount Everst (8848 MSL), K2 (8611 MSL), Kanchenjunga (8586 MSL), Lhotse (8516 MSL), Makalu (8453 MSL), Cho Oyu (8201 MSL), Dhaulagiri (8167 MSL), Manaslu (8163 MSL), Nanga Parbat (8125 MSL), Annapurna (8091 MSL), Gasherbrum I (8068 MSL), Broad Peak (8047 MSL), Gasherbrum II (8035 MSL) and Shisha Pangma (8027 MSL).

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Origin of the term - English.

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Synonyms - Related words or with the same meaning: Mount Everst, K2, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Nanga Parbat, Annapurna, Gasherbrum I, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum II, Shisha Pangma, himalayas, karakoram, mountaineering, climbing.

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