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n. pl. Pahari or Pa·ha·ris
1. A member of any of various, mostly Hindu peoples of Nepal and the Himalayan foothills of India.
2. The group of Indo-Aryan languages spoken by these peoples, including Nepali.

[Hindi Pahāṛī, of the mountains, Pahari, from pahāṛ, mountain, from Middle Indic *pāhāḍa, probably akin to Prakrit pāṣāṇa, pāhāṇa, a rock, a stone, from Sanskrit pāṣāṇaḥ, from earlier *parṣāṇa-; akin to Kati (Nuristani language of Afghanistan and Pakistan) parši, mountain, mountain pass, and Pashto parṣa, rock.]

Pa·ha′ri adj.


(Languages) a group of Indo-European languages spoken in the Himalayas, divided into Eastern Pahari (Nepali) and Western Pahari (consisting of many dialects)


(pɑˈhɑr i, pə-)

n., pl. -ris.
1. a member of any of a number of peoples living in the Himalayan foothills.
2. the group of languages spoken by these peoples, in most usages including only Indo-Aryan languages, as Nepali.
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