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Nepali

Syllabification: Ne·pal·i
Pronunciation: /nəˈpôlē
 
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Definition of Nepali in English:

noun (plural same or Nepalis)

1A native or inhabitant of Nepal.
Example sentences
  • Although Indonesians, Nepalis, Pakistanis, and Thais are prominent in the SAR, the most significant minority group consists of Filipino domestic helpers.
  • Much of the trading between the lowland Nepalis and Tibetan peoples of the mountains takes place at markets such as the Saturday market in Namche Bazaar.
  • Despite ethnic unrest, Nepalis have a strong sense of national identity and pride.
1.1The Indic language that is the official language of Nepal; also used in the Indian state of Sikkim.
Example sentences
  • Besides, the Gurkhas of the Darjeeling district of West Bengal and Sikkim wanted Nepali to be constitutionally recognised as a ‘principal language’.
  • Language: Nepali is spoken in the city, apart from local dialects.
  • Their rich cultural tradition includes a language quite distinct from Nepali, the language of the majority.

adjective

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Of or relating to Nepal or its language or people.
Example sentences
  • With the emergence of Nepali-language rap and mix music in the mid-1990s, the use of the English language within a predominantly Nepali context became much more frequent.
  • In the Nepali language, emotions as well as bodily states usually take on the role of agents grammatically, while the one doing the experiencing becomes the indirect object in a sentence.
  • I have written several books and pamphlets on Buddhism, Ayurvedic medicine and Nepali culture, which are published in the Nepali language.

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