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Kathmandu

or Kat·man·du

[kaht-mahn-doo, kat-man-]
noun
  1. a city in and the capital of Nepal, in the central part.
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Historical Examples of katmandu

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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, the capital of Nepaul, was built by the conquering Ghorkas, and is comparatively modern.

    A Journey to Katmandu

    Laurence Oliphant


British Dictionary definitions for katmandu

Katmandu

Kathmandu

noun
  1. the capital of Nepal, in the east at the confluence of the Baghmati and Vishnumati Rivers. Pop: 814 000 (2005 est)
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Word Origin and History for katmandu

Kathmandu

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

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