Change the name of Mt. Everest back to Sagarmatha/Chomolungma to truly end colonial era
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The highest peak in the world is known by the name Sagarmatha, meaning "Forehead (or Goddess) of the Sky", by the Nepalese. In Tibet, it goes by the name Chomolungma, meaning "Mother Goddess of the Universe". It was butchered to Mt. Everest in the British colonial period in order to "honour" a man who had nothing to do with the mountain, Mr. George Everest. He was the Surveyor General of INDIA, working for the ENGLISH. This had NOTHING to do with NEPAL and TIBET. In the dark colonial era of the Indian sub continent, neither Nepal nor Tibet was ever under the British rule. The English Surveyor General preceding Mr. Everest decided to name a mountain not under his legal territory, completely disregarding the history of the mountain, its name, its people and its significance in their lives, in pure colonial style.
If Denali ("the high one"), the highest peak in North America, can get back its formal honour from its "Whitewashed" name Mt. McKinley, then so can our Everest. The only title that should be used with "Everest" is "Mr.", not "Mt.". Let the HIGHEST PEAK IN THE WORLD remain untainted from cruel colonial past.
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