Himalayan states

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Himalayan states and regions
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Countries[1]  Afghanistan


The Himalayan states are a group of countries straddling the Himalayas, a mountain range in Asia. The area is regionally divided into the Western Himalayas and the Eastern Himalayas. Two countries—Nepal and Bhutan—are located almost entirely within the range, which also covers southern Tibet, the Himalayan region of India, northern Pakistan, and eastern Afghanistan.[2] Northern Myanmar is sometimes also included.[3][4]

The inhabitants of this region are mostly speakers of Indo-Aryan and Tibeto-Burman languages,[5]

Some of the world's major trans-boundary rivers originate in the Himalayas, including the Indus, the Ganges, the Brahmaputra and the Irrawaddy.[6]

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  1. ^ Top ten longest mountain ranges (land-based)
  2. ^ Bishop, Barry. "Himalayas (mountains, Asia)". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  3. ^ "The Himalayas". PBS. 11 February 2011. Retrieved 11 February 2011.
  4. ^ "Myanmar Himalaya Travel".
  5. ^ Chatterjee, Shiba. "Himalayas (mountains, Asia)". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  6. ^ Wirsing, R.; Jasparro, C.; Stoll, D. (16 November 2012). International Conflict over Water Resources in Himalayan Asia - R. Wirsing, C. Jasparro, D. Stoll - Google Books. ISBN 9781137292193. Retrieved 22 May 2016.

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