Mount Everest

Mount Everest - also called Qomolangma Peak, Mount Sagarmāthā, Chajamlungma, Zhumulangma Peak or Mount Chomolungma.</br>This mountain was named after George Everest by Andrew Waugh, his predecessor on the Great Trigonometric Survey of India. </br>George Everest opposed the name suggested by Waugh and told the Royal Geographical Society in 1857 that Everest could not be written in Hindi nor pronounced by "the native of India". Waugh's proposed name prevailed despite the objections, and in 1865, the Royal Geographical Society officially adopted Mount Everest as the name for the highest mountain in the world.

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