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Gurkha

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Gurkha (plural Gurkhas)

  1. A member of the dominant ethnic group in Nepal, with a Himalayan diaspora
  2. A member of this people recruited to serve in their own elite units in the British and Indian army

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  • While Gurkha has been the popular spelling worldwide, inside Nepal, the correct spelling is considered to be Gorkha.

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Gurkha (comparative more Gurkha, superlative most Gurkha)

  1. referring or belonging to the Gurkha people
    The Gurkha royal house of Shah united all Nepal under its rule
  2. referring or belonging to a/the Gurkha soldier/units
    In 2009, Gurkha veterans were awarded better terms in the UK

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