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View of Gennargentu and Gusana Lake in spring
|Peak||Punta La Marmora|
|Elevation||1,834 m (6,017 ft)|
|Native name||Ghennarghentu (Sardinian)|
Gennargentu (Italian: [dʒennarˈdʒɛntu]; Sardinian: Ghennarghentu [ɡenːaɾˈɡentu]) is a large massif in central-southern Sardinia, Italy, encompassing the provinces of Nuoro and Ogliastra. It includes the highest peaks on the island, such as Punta La Marmora (1,834 m or 6,017 ft), Monte Spada (1,595 m or 5,233 ft), Punta Erba Irdes (1,676 m or 5,499 ft), Bruncu Spina (1,829 m or 6,001 ft) and Punta Paulinu (1,792 m or 5,879 ft).
The etymology of the name Gennargentu is not attested: it could mean "Silver Door" (Sardinian: jenna (d)e arghentu), "Door of the Winds" (jenna de bentu) or "Door of Absinthium" (jenna de assentu).
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