नेपाल

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Hindi[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

नेपाल (nepālm (Urdu spelling نیپال)

  1. Nepal

Nepali[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

नेपाल (nepāl)

  1. Nepal

Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sometimes explained as an artificial Sanskritization of Prakrit 𑀡𑁂𑀯𑀸𑀮 (ṇevāla), compare Newari नेवाः (nevāː, Newar). Others regard the Sanskrit form as older. Perhaps ultimately of Sino-Tibetan origin.

Popular etymologies derive it from compounds like ने (ne, a chief) +‎ पाल (pāla, cherishing).

Proper noun[edit]

नेपाल (nepālam

  1. Name of a country and (pl.) of a people, Nepal or the Nepalese.