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Meaning of mauna kea

Danilo Enrique Noreña Benítez

mauna kea

In Hawaiian language, it means White Mountain. It is a dormant volcano in Hawaii. Although it is 4200 meters high it is considered the highest mountain in the world if measured from its base, it would measure 10. 000 meters, which surpasses Everest.



It is the name of a dormant volcano in Hawaii. It is considered the highest mountain in the world, although unlike Kilimanjaro (in Tanzania) which from its base measures about 5600 meters, or Everest (in the Himalayas) which measures about 5200 meters but has the highest summit at 5850 meters because its base is higher above sea level, Mauna Kea measures about 10 nnbsp;000 meters from its base on the ocean floor, But they are only visible on the surface the last 4200 meters. Enough so that in the winter months its peaks are covered with snow and that is why in the local language its name means "white mountain".





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