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 (kə-shăt′rē-ə, -chăt′-)
A member of the second highest of the four castes of traditional Indian society, responsible for upholding justice and social harmony, and including people in governing and military positions.
Of or relating to the caste of Kshatriyas.

[Sanskrit kṣatriyaḥ, from kṣatram, rule, power.]
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(Hinduism) a member of the second of the four main Hindu castes, the warrior caste
[C18: from Sanskrit, from kshatra rule]
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(ˈkʃæ tri ə)

n., pl. -yas.
a member of the Hindu royal and warrior class above the Vaisyas and below the Brahmans. Compare Shudra.
[1775–85; < Skt kṣatriya]
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Noun1.Kshatriya - a member of the royal or warrior Hindu caste
Hindoo, Hindu, Hindustani - a native or inhabitant of Hindustan or India
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Other goals in the top 10 include India's Sunil Chetri's half-volley against Thailand, China's Wu Lei's scissors kick against the Philippines, Iraq's Mohanad Ali's solo effort against Yemen and Vietnam's Nguyen Quang Hei's freekick against Yemen.
With the support of all different castes including Magar, Gurung, Sherpa, Bahun, Chetri, Kami, Damai, Sarki etc.
Saamdu Chetri, one of the founders of Bhutan's National Happiness Institute, and took a deep dive into Filipino food, culture and traditions.
Saandu Chetri, founder and former executive director of Bhutan Centre of Happiness, to the country is timely, especially today when our people are experiencing anxieties over some political decisions, and at the same time wrestling with environmental challenges as well as issues of economic survival.
The mutual cooperation, trust and friendship between Nepal and Pakistan she said have been growing over the passage of time and the visit of the then Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, as well as subsequent visits of the then Chief of Army Staff General Rajendra Chetri of Nepal and General Zubair Mahmood Hayat Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee of Pakistan speaks louder than words.
So we are organising small street corner performances in favour of the separate state and our identity," said Pranay Chetri, lead vocalist of a band in Kurseong.