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[nuh-paw-lee, -pah-, -pal-ee, ney-]
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noun, plural Ne·pal·is, Ne·pal·i for 2.
  1. Also Nepalese. an Indic language spoken in Nepal.
  2. Nepalese(def 2).
  1. Nepalese(def 1).
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  1. 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. plural -pali or -palis a native or inhabitant of Nepal; a Nepalese
  1. of or relating to Nepal, its inhabitants, or their language; Nepalese
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