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1. A member of a Rajput ethnic group predominant in Nepal.
2. A member of this people serving in the British or Indian armies.
[Nepalese, from Sanskrit gorakṣaḥ, cowherd : Sanskrit gauḥ, cow; see gwou- in Indo-European roots + Sanskrit rakṣati, he protects.]
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n, pl -khas or -kha
1. (Peoples) a member of a Hindu people, descended from Brahmins and Rajputs, living chiefly in Nepal, where they achieved dominance after being driven from India by the Muslims
2. (Military) a member of this people serving as a soldier in the Indian or British army
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Gur•kha(ˈgɜr kə, ˈgʊər-)
a Nepalese soldier in the British or Indian army.
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|Noun||1.||Gurkha - a member of the Nepalese force that has been part of the British army for 200 years; known for fierceness in combat|
soldier - an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army; "the soldiers stood at attention"
|2.||Gurkha - a member of Hindu people descended from brahmins and Rajputs who live in Nepal|
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Gurkha[ˈgɜːkə] N → gurkha mf, gurja mf
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n → Gurkha mf
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