Definitions for Duraˈdʊər ə, ˈdyʊər ə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dura mater, dura(noun)

    the outermost (and toughest) of the 3 meninges


  1. dura(Noun)

    The dura mater, the outer covering of the brain and spinal cord

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dura(noun)

    short form for Dura mater


  1. Dura language

    Dura is a critically endangered language of Nepal, and the ethnic group that has historically spoken it. It has been classified in the West Bodish branch of Tibetan languages, though more recent work separates it out as an independent branch of Sino-Tibetan. Many of the Dura have switched to speaking Nepali, and the Dura language has sometimes been thought to be extinct. Some of the people who have switched to Nepali for their daily speech still use Dura only for saying prayers. The ethnic Dura people mostly live in the Lamjung District, with some in the neighboring Tanahu District, of the Gandaki Zone of central Nepal. They mostly live on farms in hilly country. Different recent census counts have reported the number of Dura people anywhere from 3,397 to 5,676. The Himalayan Languages Project is working on recording additional knowledge of Dura. Around 1,500 words and 250 sentences in Dura have been recorded. The last known speaker of the language is the 82-year old Soma Devi Dura.

Anagrams of Dura »

  1. Daur, duar


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