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Can you name the sacred mountains?

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1. PeruIn Quechua: 'Old Peak'.
2. EgyptStandard Arabic meaning 'Moses' Mountain'.
3. NepalMeaning 'Holy Mother' or 'Saint Mother' in Chinese and Tibetan.
4. TanzaniaSwahili for 'hill, little mountain' and an ancient Swahili word 'for white or for shining'.
5. JapanThe current character, 富 and 士, mean 'wealth' or 'abundant' and 'a man with a certain status' respectively.
6. ChinaThe highest of the Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains of China.
7. TurkeyThe Bible says that Noah's ark landed here.
8. ItalyThe word might be a Latinization of the Greek word for 'I quench', in the sense of 'unquenchable'.
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9. IsraelPlays important role in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Used as a Jewish cemetery for over 3,000 years and holds approximately 150,000 graves.
10. Spain (Tenerife)Prior to the 1495 Spanish colonization of Tenerife, the natives referred to it as Echeyde, which in their legends, meant 'sort of powerful figure leaving the volcano that could turn into hell.
11. KyrgyzstanHe is a prophet in the Qur'an, and the mountain contains a shrine that supposedly marks his grave.
12. U.S.A. (Hawaii)When measured from its oceanic base, it is over 10,000 m (33,000 ft) tall.
13. PhilippinesThis mountain has a rock with the footprint of an unknown being. In Tagalog it means '[it is] probably/supposedly sacred'.
14. GreeceIn Greek mythology the mountain was regarded as the 'home of the gods', specifically of the Twelve Olympians, the twelve principal gods of the Classical Greek and Hellenistic worlds.
15. U.S.A.Native Americans have inhabited the area since at least 7000 BC.
16. China (Tibet)It is considered a sacred place in four religions: Bön, Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism.

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