Main definitions of Pahari in English

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Pahari1

noun

  • 1A member of any of several peoples inhabiting the Himalayan regions of Nepal and northern India.

  • 2mass noun A group of Indic languages spoken in the Himalayan regions of Nepal and northern India, of which the most important is Nepali.

Main definitions of Pahari in English

: Pahari1Pahari2

Pahari2

noun

  • 1In South Asia: a person from the hills; specifically a member of any of a number of peoples inhabiting the Himalayan regions of Nepal and northern India.

  • 2Any of a group of northern Indo-Aryan languages or their dialects spoken by the Paharis, including Western Pahari, Kumaoni and Garhwali, and Nepali.

adjective

  • Relating to the Pahari or their languages.

Origin

From Hindi pahāṛī ‘(language) of the mountains’<br>mid 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Bacon (1813–1892). From Hindi (and other local vernaculars) pahāṛī of or from the hills, native or inhabitant of the hills from pahāṛ mountain area + Hindi -ī, suffix forming adjectives and derived nouns.

Pronunciation

Pahari

/pəˈhɑːri/

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or designating the Paharis or their languages. Also more generally: of or characteristic of the hill or mountain regions of northern India.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Bacon (1813–1892). From Hindi (and other local vernaculars) pahāṛī of or from the hills, native or inhabitant of the hills from pahāṛ mountain area + Hindi -ī, suffix forming adjectives and derived nouns.