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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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In contrast, no significant differences in retention were found when forty-five pregnant women with opioid use disorders were randomized to a pregnancy-only group or the usual mixed-gender group (Lander, Gurka, Marshalek, Riffon, & Sullivan, 2015).
The morning of the third day, he saw a Gurka trooper go by.
[8.] Kumar A, Roberts D, Wood E, Light B, Parrillo E, Sharma S, Gurka D.
(17.) Slewa-Younan S, Green AM, Baguley IJ, Gurka JA, Marosszeky JE.
Meanwhile, Emmit tries to cut his ties with a shady organisation he borrowed money from two years before, but the company - whose employees include VM Varga (David Thewlis) and Yuri Gurka (Goran Bogdan) - have other plans.
Similarly within Bilal Colony Police Station suspect Fahim a Gurka seller was arrested.
Henderson RC, Lark RK, Gurka MJ, Worley G, Fung EB, Conaway M, et al.
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