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Rangutan,
Is the Karakoram range considered to be part of the Himalayas?
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Paul

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Hi,
sorry for the delay, I was moving mountains!

The answer is yes.. the Karakoram are geographically part of the "Greater Himalayas" which is a chain divided through four ancient nations giving them each a different name in various languages. Wikipedia lists: The Greater Himalayas comprising of:
   the Himalayas,
   the Karakoram,
   the Hindu Kush and Hindu Raj,
   the Pamir Mountains,
   
Geologically the "Greater Himalayas" are in effect one range caused by the continent India pushing against the Asian Plate making up the four ranges in the list. One can say that "politically" they are separate ranges.

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