Meaning of Gurkha

Gur•kha

Pronunciation: (gûr'ku, goor'-), [key]
— pl. -khas, -kha.
  1. a member of a Rajput people, Hindu in religion, who achieved dominion over Nepal in the 18th century.
  2. a Nepalese soldier in the British or Indian army.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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