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1. A member of a Rajput ethnic group predominant in Nepal.
2. A member of this people serving in the British or Indian armies.

[Nepalese, from Sanskrit gorakṣaḥ, cowherd : Sanskrit gauḥ, cow; see gwou- in Indo-European roots + Sanskrit rakṣati, he protects.]
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(ˈɡʊəkɑː; ˈɡɜːkə)
n, pl -khas or -kha
1. (Peoples) a member of a Hindu people, descended from Brahmins and Rajputs, living chiefly in Nepal, where they achieved dominance after being driven from India by the Muslims
2. (Military) a member of this people serving as a soldier in the Indian or British army
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(ˈgɜr kə, ˈgʊər-)

a Nepalese soldier in the British or Indian army.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Gurkha - a member of the Nepalese force that has been part of the British army for 200 yearsGurkha - a member of the Nepalese force that has been part of the British army for 200 years; known for fierceness in combat
soldier - an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army; "the soldiers stood at attention"
2.Gurkha - a member of Hindu people descended from brahmins and Rajputs who live in Nepal
Nepalese, Nepali - a native or inhabitant of Nepal
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[ˈgɜːkə] Ngurkha mf, gurja mf
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nGurkha mf
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Those killed were from The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, Royal Australian Air Force, Royal Scots Fusiliers, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and also the Royal Ghurka Rifles, a rifle regiment of the British Army recruited from Nepal.
At Lyme Regis, Dorset, Rifleman Kulbir Thapa VC (December 15, 1889 - October 3, 1956) was remembered as the first Ghurka to win a Victoria Cross.
The four-yearold can shrug off another 3lb hike for his gritty defeat of Ghurka Friend at Haydock.
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Family flowers only please, but donations in memory of Mildred, if desired, to Marie Curie Hospice (Cardiff and Vale) or the Ghurka Welfare Trust, c/o James Summers & Son, 10 Merthyr Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff CF14 1DG.
Back to business - the 'Nuneaton Ghurka Corner' was re-opened less than 24 hours after the fire.
Hilco Streambank has announced that it is seeking offers to acquire the intellectual property assets associated with the Ghurka brand, and equity interests in Dutch limited liability company Ursa Minor B.V., which owns the company's trademarks, the company said.
Sunday: The Ghurka Open on the River Tyne; Ryton and District AC Perch/Gudgeon Cup on Tilcon Pond.
"From design to materiality to tactility, Ghurka bags truly embrace the meaning of timelessness.
6 The Browning Wihongi Kukri is a fusion of the traditional Ghurka warrior blade but decorated with Maori tribal patterns.
RE: The letter in The Gazette (06.05.17) Give the yobbos Ghurka treatment.