Nepal

[ nuh-pawl, -pahl, -pal, ney- ]
/ nəˈpɔl, -ˈpɑl, -ˈpæl, neɪ- /

noun

a constitutional monarchy in the Himalayas between N India and Tibet. About 56,830 sq. mi. (147,190 sq. km). Capital: Kathmandu.

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British Dictionary definitions for nepal

Nepal
/ (nɪˈpɔːl) /

noun

a republic in S Asia: the world's only Hindu kingdom until it abandoned its monarchy in 2008; united in 1768 by the Gurkhas; consists of swampy jungle in the south and great massifs, valleys, and gorges of the Himalayas over the rest of the country, with many peaks over 8000 m (26 000 ft) (notably Everest and Kangchenjunga). A multiparty democracy was instituted in 1990. Official language: Nepali. Official religion: Hinduism; Mahayana Buddhist minority. Currency: rupee. Capital: Katmandu. Pop: 30 430 267 (2013 est). Area: 147 181 sq km (56 815 sq miles)Official name: Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
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Cultural definitions for nepal

Nepal
[ (nuh-pawl, nuh-pahl) ]

Kingdom in central Asia, bordered by China to the north, and India to the east, south, and west; located high in the Himalayas. The capital and largest city is Katmandu.

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