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Gur·kha

 (go͝or′kə)
n.
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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Gurkha

(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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Gur•kha

(ˈgɜr kə, ˈgʊər-)

n.
a Nepalese soldier in the British or Indian army.
[1805–15]
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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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Translations

Gurkha

[ˈgɜːkə] Ngurkha mf, gurja mf
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Gurkha

nGurkha mf
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Rotarian Rev John Davis said "The ties with the Gurkhas with the Stafford area have been further strengthened through this unique collaboration - the locally-based Gurkhas were granted the Freedom of the Borough of Stafford in 2007."
When US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meet for their historic summit in Singapore later this month, they will be protected by men from one of the fiercest warrior tribes in the world--the Gurkhas of Nepal.
The Gurkhas, recruited by the Singapore police from the hills of faraway Nepal, were kitted out in body armour, Belgian-made FN SCAR combat assault rifles and pistols in leg holsters at the conference, in what some security experts believed was a dry run for the US-North Korea summit.
"We want it to be like a Gurkha hub but not just for the use of Gurkhas and Nepalese, but the whole community," said Om Gurung, MBE, chair of the Nuneaton and Bedworth branch of the British Gurkha Veterans Association.
FORMER Gurkhas are being taken on as UK aid workers to deliver fresh water in their earthquakehit homeland of Nepal.
'Better to die than to be a coward' is the motto the Nepali Gurkhas swear by.
PRINCE Harry greets the Queen as they honour Gurkhas at a special pageant celebrating the regiment's 200 years of service.
About 400 former and serving soldiers from the current Brigade of Gurkhas heard glowing tributes to the fallen, who were described as "the most wonderfully brave and kind people".
In the junior league, the British Knights hold a perfect record of two wins from two games with a 6-2 win over second placed Gurkhas.
TWO Gurkhas have been killed in Afghanistan by a man wearing an Afghan police uniform, in what appears to be the latest "green-on-blue" attack on British troops.
THE Gurkhas cost British taxpayers more than any of our other soldiers, a top Tory MP warns today.