What is meant by Ri in Balti and Tibetan language

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Ri in Balti or Tibetan language 

In Balti or Tibetan language, a mountain is called Ri. This is what the world's second highest mountain, K2, is also known as Chhogori. Chogo means, Big, and Ri means mountain peak i.e. big mountain peak. But it is not the only peak which contains Ri in its name, there are many other peaks which shares the name Ri in their name. First, have a look at the name of the following peaks.
  • Skyang Kangri
  • Saltoro Kangri (K10)
  • Skyang Kangri
  • Baltoro Kangri
  • Sia Kangri
  • Ghent Kangri
  • Sherpi Kangri
All the names mentioned above have specific meaning in the local language. For instance "Saltoro Kangri" means Ice Peak of Saltoro. Saltoro is the name of the locality and the Kang means ice in Balti. As Ri means peak, so it means, the peak of Saltoro covered by thick ice or gleaming icy peak of Saltoro. 

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