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 (nə-pô′lē, -pä′-, -păl′ē)
Of or relating to Nepal or its people, language, or culture.
n. pl. Ne·pal·is
a. A native or inhabitant of Nepal.
b. A person of Nepali ancestry.
2. The Indic language of Nepal, closely related to Hindi.
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npl -pali or -palis
1. (Languages) the official language of Nepal, also spoken in Sikkim and parts of India. It forms the E group of Pahari and belongs to the Indic branch of Indo-European
2. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Nepal; a Nepalese
(Placename) of or relating to Nepal, its inhabitants, or their language; Nepalese
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(nəˈpɔ li, -ˈpɑ-, -ˈpæl i, neɪ-)

n., pl. -pal•is.
1. a language of the Pahari group of Indo-Aryan languages: the official language of Nepal.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Nepali - a native or inhabitant of NepalNepali - a native or inhabitant of Nepal  
Kingdom of Nepal, Nepal - a small landlocked Asian country high in the Himalayas between India and China
Asian, Asiatic - a native or inhabitant of Asia
Gurkha - a member of Hindu people descended from brahmins and Rajputs who live in Nepal
2.Nepali - the official state language of Nepal
Indic, Indo-Aryan - a branch of the Indo-Iranian family of languages
Adj.1.Nepali - of or pertaining to or characteristic of Nepal or its people or language or culture; "Nepalese troops massed at the border"; "Nepali mountains are among the highest in the world"; "the different Nepali words for `rice'"
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"According to details released in 2017 by Swiss National Bank, Nepalis deposited 11,042,000 Swiss francs (Nepali Rs 1,247,746,000) in Swiss banks in 1996.
Speaking to the Times of Oman, Deepak Shrestha, President of the Non Resident Nepali Social Club, said, "We are inviting all Nepalis living in Oman to join us for the General Assembly.
The process became complex since Nepalis had to go through security and health checks conducted by various private companies with hefty charges as part of the visa requirements.
Jayaraj Acharya, who was Nepal's ambassador to the United Nations in the 1990s and who also chaired the UN's anti-apartheid committee, was among possibly just the few Nepalis who got a rare change to meet Mandela.
As many as 30,000 Nepalis staying illegally in Saudi Arabia have taken "out-pass" from Embassy of Nepal in Riyadh so as to return home, press reports said.
Over 300,000 Nepali migrant workers are currently working in Saudi Arabia, as this Gulf country has been one of the most popular labor destination for semi-skilled and non-skilled Nepalis.
Mr Giri said the media in Nepal were carrying misleading reports from Bahrain stating Nepalis were attacked and were being denied food.
The Non-Resident Nepalis Association (NRNA) earlier issued a statement saying people working in Bahrain 'were unnecessarily subject to psychological trauma due to insufficient substantiated coverage about Bahrain'.- TradeArabia News Service
Pakistan, March 15 -- President Ram Baran Yadav wished for the safety of Nepalis stranded in Libya on Wednesday during his Mahashivaratri puja.
Rameshwar Shah, regional conference coordinator, told Khaleej Times that Nepalis coming to the UAE and the Middle East should be helped to understand the opportunities available, the protection they need to safely migrate, and how, through collective investment, they can help their home country.
Hundreds of Nepalis go to this market for shopping daily.