Talk:Mount Roraima

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Height[edit]

I have found numerous different figures for the height of this mountain. What is the truth?--Filll 21:27, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

The article on Auyantepui states that is is "almost 3000m high", which contradicts the statement in this article that Roraima "the highest point for distance of 549.44 kilometres (341.48 miles) in any direction". Many sources give the maximum altitude of Roraima as 2810m.Cerambyx (talk) 09:29, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

Waterfalls[edit]

Should not the Roraima water falls be mentioned? [1]--Filll 21:27, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Cave[edit]

A Czech and Slovak team explored the Crystal Eyes Cave on Mount Roraima: [2].--Filll 21:55, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Information about Roraima from Pemon[edit]

[3]--Filll 22:16, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

History[edit]

[4]--Filll 22:19, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Formation[edit]

Would any specialists on the topic care to explain how a mountain like this is formed?

It was formed by erosion from an uplifted plateau, namely the Guiana Highlands. --Bejnar (talk) 00:53, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

Name in English[edit]

  • A simple check of English sources shows that Mount Roraima is more commonly used. Take a look at Google Books just for an example. "Monte Roraima" is used primarily in non-English books. --Bejnar (talk) 05:58, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
  • I concur; the name in English is definitely Mount Roraima. In particular, British Colonial and Guyanese (i.e. English-language) sources support this convention. I'm making the move, per WP:MOSNAME. TheFeds 20:56, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

Move?[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was moved to Mount RoraimaJuliancolton | Talk 01:14, 17 August 2009 (UTC)


Monte RoraimaMount Roraima — Move needs to be completed by an administrator because there's a leftover edit history at Mount Roraima from years ago (so I can't move over the redirect).

  • Given that past moves went back and forth, I'll treat this as a controversial move (for the purposes of WP:RM), but I think WP:MOSNAME is clear—the English-language name takes precedence. Examples of this name in current use include the CIA, National Geographic, WWF an independent travel guide. In past use, "Mount Roraima" was used (for example) in British Guiana annual reports and the book British Guiana by Swan (ref. in article). TheFeds 21:38, 9 August 2009 (UTC)
  • The "leftover edit history" is a parallel version that was text-merged, not a cut-and-paste move. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 05:49, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
  • a move to Mount Roraima certainyl does seem to be suported by WP:MOSNAME.
    V = I * R (talk) 05:57, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
  • Support. Also the literature on the Venezuelan border conflict, and its reflections, such as The Lost World. There is no reason to use Monte here, and it is contrary to English idiom (for all South American peaks, including those on which there is no territorial conflict). If Roraima were unambiguous, we could use that; but it isn't. Septentrionalis PMAnderson 19:03, 11 August 2009 (UTC)
  • Support move, as above. --Bejnar (talk) 20:17, 12 August 2009 (UTC)
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IPA pronunciation[edit]

The "Portuguese" pronunciation given is Brazilian Portuguese. This should be specified.

Not even Brazilian Portuguese, the first "a" is definitely not nasalized.150.165.134.250 (talk) 19:51, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

Venezuela?[edit]

The article says that the Mountain is shared by Brazil, Guyana and Venezuela, but the map shows it entirely in Venezuela. Which is it? It can't be both.--dunnhaupt (talk) 20:02, 3 February 2015 (UTC)


Psaltisuk (talk) 21:01, 22 March 2012 (UTC)