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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of any of various, mostly Hindu peoples of Nepal and the Himalayan foothills of India.
  • noun The group of Indo-Aryan languages spoken by these peoples, including Nepali.

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  • noun 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.
  • proper noun Any of various Indo-European languages spoken by the Paharis, including Nepali; this group of languages or dialects considered as a whole.
  • adjective Pertaining to the Paharis or a Pahari language.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Hindi Pahāṛī, of the mountains, Pahari, from pahāṛ, mountain.]

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From Hindi.

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