Yanarahu (Yanama-Yungay)

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This article is about the mountain in the Ancash Region, Yungay Province, in the districts Yanama and Yungay in Peru. For other uses, see Yanarahu.
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The Llankanuku Lakes with the snow-covered Yanaphaqcha in the background and the snowless Yanarahu on the right
Elevation 5,055 m (16,585 ft)[1]
Yanarahu is located in Peru
Location Peru, Ancash Region
Range Andes, Cordillera Blanca
Coordinates 9°02′14″S 77°35′16″W / 9.03722°S 77.58778°W / -9.03722; -77.58778Coordinates: 9°02′14″S 77°35′16″W / 9.03722°S 77.58778°W / -9.03722; -77.58778

Yanarahu (Quechua yana black,[2] rahu snow, ice, mountain with snow,[3] "black snow peak", hispanicized spelling Yanarrajo) is a mountain in the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes of Peru, about 5,055 metres (16,585 ft) high. It is situated in the Ancash Region, Yungay Province, in the districts Yanama and Yungay.[4] Yanarahu lies in the Huascarán National Park, south-west of the Yanaphaqcha, near the Llankanuku Lakes.


  1. ^ mapcarta.com "Cerro Yanarrajo", retrieved on May 8, 2013
  2. ^ Teofilo Laime Acopa, Diccionario Bilingüe, Iskay simipi yuyay k'ancha, Quechua – Castellano, Castellano – Quechua: yana - adj. Negro, -gra. De color muy oscuro. || Oscuro, -ra. Que carece de luz o claridad.
  3. ^ babylon.com
  4. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Yungay Province (Ancash Region) showing "Cerro Yanarrajo"

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