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Pahari (plural Paharis or Pahari)
- In South Asia, someone from the hills, a hill-man; specifically a member of any of various peoples living in the Himalayan regions of India and Nepal.
- Any of various Indo-European languages spoken by the Paharis, including Nepali; this group of languages or dialects considered as a whole.
- Pertaining to the Paharis or a Pahari language.
- 1899: The Kotgarh Chaplain christened her Elizabeth, and ‘Lispeth’ is the Hill or pahari pronunciation. — Rudyard Kipling, ‘Lispeth’, Plain Tales from the Hills (Folio Society 2005, p. 7)