Ne·pal·i (nə-pôlē, -pä-, -pălē)
Of or relating to Nepal or its people, language, or culture.
n. pl. Ne·pal·is
a. A native or inhabitant of Nepal.
b. A person of Nepali ancestry.
2. The Indic language of Nepal, closely related to Hindi.
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