from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A country of central Asia in the Himalaya Mountains between India and southwest China. Site of a flourishing civilization by the 4th century A.D. , the region was later divided into principalities, one of which, Gurkha, became dominant in the 18th century. Gurkha's expansion into northern India led to border wars with Great Britain. A 1923 treaty affirmed Nepal's full sovereignty, and a constitutional monarchy was established in 1951. Katmandu is the capital and the largest city. Population: 28,900,000.
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- proper n. A country in South Asia between China and India. Official Name: Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.
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- n. a small landlocked Asian country high in the Himalayas between India and China
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