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Incredibly badass Nepalese warriors known for their sybolic Khukuri blades of disembowlment and decapitation, and their contributions to the armies of Britan, India, and Nepal. There have been cases of Gurkha Warriors fighting off over 30 people at a time.
If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or is a Gurkha.
by KEVLAR60442 April 15, 2011
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Ultimate alpha badasses from the mountains of Nepal. Bred in fire and brimstone, it's been scientifically proven that Gurkhas are the manliest men of all time. They fight for Nepal, India and the United Kingdom, and march into battle weilding their Kukri 'knives' to the tune of 'Rap Gamez Callin' by Stevie Stone. The United Nations are investigating whether the use of Gurkha in battle constitutes a war crime, and recently declassified documents from the UK Ministry of Defence have revealed that the Trident nuclear programme is a myth, and in fact the British nuclear deterrent has always consisted solely of the Brigade of Gurkhas.
Preparing for an airborne assualt during the Malaya emergency, a British colonel asked the leader of a platoon of Gurkhas if they would be prepared to jump from a C130. Somewhat to the colonel's surprise, the Gurkha sergeant requested a day to talk it over with his men. The next day, the Gurkha duly reported that they would do it, but only over marshy ground with the aicraft flying at no more than 100ft.

'But at a hundred feet the parachutes wouldn't work,' the colonel explained.

The Gurkha replied, 'Parachutes? No-one mentioned parachutes!'
by john jellicoe December 19, 2013
The Gurkhas (Nepali : गोर्खा) (/ˈɡɜrkə/ or /ˈɡʊərkə/), also spelled as Gorkhas, are soldiers from Nepal. Historically, the terms "Gurkha" and "Gorkhali" were synonymous with "Nepali," and derived from the hill town and district of Gorkha from which the Kingdom of Nepal expanded. Legend has it that the name may be traced to the medieval Hindu warrior-saint Guru Gorakhnath who has a historic shrine in Gorkha. Gurkhas are traditionally recruited from various Nepali hill ethnicities, but do not come from a single group or region in the multi-ethnic country.

Although the Gorkhas found in Himachal are mostly from Nepal, there have been reports of non-Nepalese Gorkhas (such as Thai Gorkhas, Naga Gorkhas and Chinese Gorkhas). There are Gurkha military units in the Nepalese, British and the Indian army (Gorkhas) enlisted in Nepal. Although they meet many of the requirements of Article 47 of Protocol I of the Geneva Conventions regarding mercenaries, they are exempt under clauses 47(e)&(f) similar to the French Foreign Legion.

Gurkhas are closely associated with the Khukuri, a forward-curving Nepalese knife and have a well known reputation for their fearless military prowess. The former Indian Army Chief of Staff Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, once stated that "If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or is a Gurkha."
During the Gurkha War (1814–1816) between the Gorkha Kingdom in Nepal and the East India Company the British were impressed by the Gorkhali soldiers which they called Gurkhas. Their war cry was and is to this very day: Jaya Mahakali, Ayo Gorkhali (Nepali: जय महाकाली, आयो गोर्खाली) (Glory to Great Kali, Gorkhas approach)! In the Peace Treaty it was agreed that Gorkhalis could be recruited to serve under contract in the East India Company's army.

Traditionally, recruitment had been mainly from the Nepali hill groups such as the Chhetri, Thakuri, Magar, Gurung, Tamang, Rai, Limbu and Nepali indigenous people such as other matwali(Alcohol Drinkers) Groups like Bhujels. Bahun (Brahmin), Sherpa were not permitted for the Gurkha Army, it was later on where all Nepalis were allowed to join. Gurkhas were thought to be a martial race because they were considered to be naturally warlike and aggressive in battle; to possess qualities of courage, loyalty, self-sufficiency, physical strength, resilience, orderliness; to be able to work hard for long periods of time and; to fight with tenacity and military strength.
by The Centurion January 31, 2015

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