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Ne·pal·i(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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Ne•pal•i(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.adj.
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|Noun||1.||Nepali - a native or inhabitant of Nepal |
Kingdom of Nepal, Nepal - a small landlocked Asian country high in the Himalayas between India and China
Gurkha - a member of Hindu people descended from brahmins and Rajputs who live in Nepal
|2.||Nepali - the official state language of Nepal|
|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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