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Nepal

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Pronunciation: /nɪˈpɔːl
 
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Definition of Nepal in English:

A mountainous landlocked country in southern Asia, in the Himalayas (and including Mount Everest); population 28,563,400 (est. 2009); official language, Nepali; capital, Kathmandu.

The country was conquered by the Gurkhas in the 18th century and has maintained its independence despite border defeats by the British in the 19th century. It was for a long time an absolute monarchy, but in 1990 democratic elections were held under a new constitution. In 2001 the Crown Prince killed ten members of the royal family and took his own life. Nepal became a federal democratic republic in 2008

Derivatives

Nepalese

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adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • Among those killed have been a group of Nepalese cooks.
  • The Nepalese business people also showed interest in Bulgaria's electrical engineering industry.
  • Eric began transforming his basement into a Nepalese bar.

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