[ nuh-paw-lee, -pah-, -pal-ee, ney- ]
/ nəˈpɔ li, -ˈpɑ-, -ˈpæl i, neɪ- /

noun, plural Ne·pal·is, Ne·pal·i for 2.

Also Nepalese. an Indic language spoken in Nepal.

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/ (nɪˈpɔːlɪ) /


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
plural -pali or -palis a native or inhabitant of Nepal; a Nepalese


of or relating to Nepal, its inhabitants, or their language; Nepalese
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