I want to make an app for smartphones that lists the mountain chains of the world.

Where can I find a list of all mountain chains that are presently outspread on the Earth?

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    $\begingroup$ You mean, something like this / this? The discern between «massif» and «chaîne» is a bit difficult, perhaps not only in French, but «cordillère» is more on the side of «mountain chain» (e.g. here). $\endgroup$
    – Buttonwood
    Apr 22, 2021 at 19:58
  • $\begingroup$ The Wikipedia list, provided by @Buttonwood is only a partial list. For Australia, it only lists the Great Dividing Range. It excludes all the mountain ranges of Tasmania and elsewhere. $\endgroup$
    – Fred
    Apr 23, 2021 at 5:49
  • $\begingroup$ @Fred I trade Wikipedia like a dictionary of many entries but nevertheless is incomplete; for one that the authors (maybe had to) choose a selection, for the other the authors did not (yet) know about this or that when compiling the entries. So reaching out to a second source (e.g., geographical society, dedicated database) were good, too. With wikipedia's approach to be openly collaborative (e.g. if one topic is explained differently in the English vs one of the non-English editions), blind spots may be easier to correct than if the authors are of one school of thought (or, adhere one dogma). $\endgroup$
    – Buttonwood
    Apr 23, 2021 at 6:59
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    $\begingroup$ @Earthworm: It all depends on one's definition of a mountain ;-) $\endgroup$
    – Fred
    Apr 23, 2021 at 10:13
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    $\begingroup$ @Buttonwood: Not a criticism of you, just an alert to the OP. As other's have stated in comments to other questions here, Wikipedia can sometimes be incomplete or inaccurate. Beware of Wikipedia. :-) $\endgroup$
    – Fred
    Apr 23, 2021 at 10:16


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