Nepali

noun
Ne·​pali | \ nə-ˈpȯ-lē How to pronounce Nepali (audio) , -ˈpä-, -ˈpa- How to pronounce Nepali (audio) \
plural Nepali also Nepalis

Definition of Nepali

1 : a native or inhabitant of Nepal
2 : an Indo-Aryan language spoken in Nepal

Other Words from Nepali

Nepali adjective

First Known Use of Nepali

1882, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Nepali

Hindi naipālī of Nepal, from Sanskrit naipālīya, from Nepāla Nepal

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The first known use of Nepali was in 1882

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“Nepali.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nepali. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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