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[pah-hahr-ee, puh-]
noun, plural Pa·ha·ri, Pa·ha·ris.
  1. one of several hill peoples inhabiting the area in India SW of the Ganges River.
  2. a member of these peoples.
  3. a group of Indic languages or dialects spoken by the Pahari.
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Examples from the Web for pahari

Historical Examples

  • It is only a pahari' (a hillman), said Kim over his shoulder.


    Rudyard Kipling

  • There is only left old Jadeh's daughter—the daughter of a pahari and the servant of Tarka Devi.

  • I got a little old picture of the Maharao—said to be painted by a Pahari artist.

British Dictionary definitions for pahari


  1. a group of Indo-European languages spoken in the Himalayas, divided into Eastern Pahari (Nepali) and Western Pahari (consisting of many dialects)
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