Rumiñawi (volcano)

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Rumiñahui
Rumiñahui volcano Limpiopungo Lagoon ec.jpg
Rumiñawi as seen from the lake Limpiopunku
Highest point
Elevation4,721 m (15,489 ft)
Coordinates00°38′S 78°32′W / 0.633°S 78.533°W / -0.633; -78.533Coordinates: 00°38′S 78°32′W / 0.633°S 78.533°W / -0.633; -78.533
Naming
English translationstone eye
Language of nameQuechua
Geography
Rumiñahui is located in Ecuador
Rumiñahui
Rumiñahui
Parent rangeAndes
Geology
Mountain typeStratovolcano

Rumiñahui (/rmiˈnjɑːw/ roo-mee-NYAH-wee, Kichwa rumi stone, rock, ñawi eye, face,[1] "stone eye", "stone face", "rock eye" or "rock face", Hispanicized spelling Rumiñahui, Spanish pronunciation: [rumiˈɲawi]) is a dormant, heavily eroded stratovolcano 4,721 metres (15,489 ft) above sea level. Situated in the Andes mountains 40 km south of Quito, Ecuador, it is overshadowed by its famous neighbour Cotopaxi.

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  1. ^ Kichwa Yachakukkunapa Shimiyuk Kamu (Ministry of Education, Ecuador)

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