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historyhater45 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 28, 2008 at 10:22 PM via web

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What are some other descriptive names for Nepal besides "land of the thunder dragon"?

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linda-allen | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted September 29, 2008 at 1:02 AM (Answer #1)

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Nepal is often called the "roof of the world" because of its high elevation. According to the web site asiatravel.com, some other "nicknames" for the Himalayan country are "A Root Between Two Stones" and "Mother of the Universe" (Sagarmatha), specifically referring to the country's most famous landmark, Mt. Everest.

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