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Kathmandu

or Katmandu

[kaht-mahn-doo, kat-man-] /ˌkɑt mɑnˈdu, ˌkæt mæn-/
noun
1.
a city in and the capital of Nepal, in the central part.
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  • At Thankote, eight miles from katmandu, we dismounted, and commenced in earnest the ascent of the Chandernagiri.

    A Journey to Katmandu Laurence Oliphant
  • There were at least four pagodas, painted in like way, and guarded in like manner, in the great square of katmandu.

    A Journey to Katmandu Laurence Oliphant
  • Time has mellowed their bright colours—if they were ever painted at all like those at katmandu—into a sombre, quiet grey.

    A Journey to Katmandu Laurence Oliphant
  • katmandu can be reached in eight days, but the track is bad and very little trade passes this way.

    Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921 Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
  • This fort commands the valley of katmandu, and the Durbar therefore thought it advisable to treat as speedily as possible.

    A Journey to Katmandu Laurence Oliphant
  • Not so extensive as that in which katmandu is situated, it lies lower and is very fertile.

    A Journey to Katmandu Laurence Oliphant
  • katmandu, the capital of Nepaul, was built by the conquering Ghorkas, and is comparatively modern.

    A Journey to Katmandu Laurence Oliphant
  • How long it will be ere he will have a steam-foundry established in katmandu time alone can show.

    A Journey to Katmandu Laurence Oliphant
  • We passed through the suburbs of katmandu by a road beautifully paved, in some places with brick, in others with granite.

    A Journey to Katmandu Laurence Oliphant
British Dictionary definitions for katmandu

Katmandu

/ˌkætmænˈduː/
noun
1.
the capital of Nepal, in the east at the confluence of the Baghmati and Vishnumati Rivers. Pop: 814 000 (2005 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for katmandu

Kathmandu

Nepalese capital, from Nepalese Kathmandu, from kath "wooden" + mandu "temple."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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