Who Are Nepal’s Gurkhas?

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Nepal’s Gurkha Army is known around the world as a resilient force with a fierce reputation for great fighters. So, who are the Gurkhas?

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Who are the Gurkhas?
http://www.ayo-gorkhali.org/en/gurkhas/who-are-the-gurkhas
“It is said that Gurkhas take their name from the Himalayan principality of Gorkha in west-central Nepal. ”

Gurkhas: the beginning of the end?
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/nov/10/gurkhas-mod-cuts-end-role
“As scores of British Gurkha soldiers are made redundant by the British army and recruitment numbers fall, there is deep concern among Nepal’s mountain tribes that their proud 200-year tradition could be under threat.”

In photos: 200 years of the fierce, fearless Gurkha warriors
http://qz.com/390476/in-photos-200-years-of-the-fierce-fearless-gurkha-warriors/
“Such is the reputation of Gurkhas-the fearless, fierce soldiers from Nepal-that even the gritty Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, one of India’s greatest military commander, was an avowed admirer: ‘If a soldier says he is not afraid of death, he is either lying or he is a Gurkha.'”

Nepal’s Elite Gurkha Fighters Struggle to Save Homeland
http://www.wsj.com/articles/nepals-elite-fighters-struggle-to-save-homeland-1430687566
“When the earthquake that ravaged Nepal hit this mountain village, Dhaniram Ghale lost his home and dozens of his neighbors, who were crushed to death.”

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