Nepal

geographical name
Ne·​pal | \ nə-ˈpȯl How to pronounce Nepal (audio) , nā-, -ˈpäl also nə-ˈpal \

Definition of Nepal

landlocked country in Asia on the northeast border of India in the Himalayas; capital Kathmandu area 56,827 square miles (147,181 square kilometers), population 29,718,000

Note: Everest, the world's highest mountain, is located on the border between Nepal and China (Tibet).

Other Words from Nepal

Nepalese \ ˌne-​pə-​ˈlēz How to pronounce Nepalese (audio) , -​ˈlēs \ adjective or noun

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“Nepal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nepal. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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