Gurkha

[n] - a member of a Hindu people descended from Brahmins and Rajputs who live in Nepal
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Gurkha

Member of any of several peoples living in the mountains of Nepal: the Gurung, Limbu, Magar, Rai, and Tamang, whose young men have been recruited since 1815 for the British and Indian armies. They...
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Gurkha

(from the article `Almora`) town, Uttaranchal state, northern India. It lies on a ridge of the Himalayan foothills about 170 miles (275 km) northeast of New Delhi. After the ... ...Drabya Shah, the younger son of the king of Lamjung, who established his own kingdom. His descendant, Prithvi Narayan Shah, created an ethnically ... ...a...
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Gurkha

(from the article `Nepal`) In the early 18th century one of the principalities—Gorkha (also spelled Gurkha), ruled by the Shah family—began to assert a predominant role in the ...
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Gurkha

town, central Nepal. It is located on a hill overlooking the Himalayas. The town is famous for its shrine of Gorakhnath, the patron saint of the ...
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Gurkha

HMS Gurkha was a British Tribal Class destroyer of 1870 tons displacement launched around 1941 and sunk during the Second World War. HMS Gurkha was powered by three Admiralty 3-drum type boilers providing a top speed of 36.5 knots and carried a crew of 190. She was armed with eight 4.7 inch dual-purpose guns; seven smaller guns and four 21-inch tor...
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Gurkha

Gurkha (goor'ku) , ethnic group of Nepal and neighboring areas. They claim descent from the Rajputs of N India and entered Nepal from the west after being driven from India. They conquered (early 16th cent.) the small Nepalese state of Gurkha (or Gorkha) and henceforth called themselves Gurkhas....
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Gurkha

The Gurkhas (Nepali : गोर्खा) (ə or ə), also spelled as Gorkhas, are soldiers from the South Asian country of Nepal. Historically, the terms `Gurkha` and `Gorkhali` were synonymous with `Nepali,` and derived from the hill town and district of Gorkha from which the Kingdom of Nepal expanded. Legend has it that the name may be tr...
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