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Why does the highest peak in the world have an English name?

Locals call this mountain located on the border of Nepal and Tibet Chomolungma and Sagarmatha in Nepali. British land surveyor at first named it “peak number 15” in 1,852, and later named it after the head of the geodetic service of British India, Sir George Everest. The first people to climb this 8,848 m height mountain were New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Sherpa (Nepalese), Tenzing Norgay.

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