Common Nepali suffixes in place names
Gadhi - a fort. For eg: Sil means rock/stone. So, Silgadhi refers to a fort that stood on rocky ground. Likewise, Mallagadhi, Mainagadhi.
Bari - a garden/field. For eg: Makai means corn/maize. So, Makaibari refers to a cornfield. Likewise, Aloobari, Phoolbari.
Dhura - a long house. For eg: Gairi means a valley. So, Gairidhura refers to a long house in the Valley. Likewise, Sepoydhura, Baareydhura.
Danda (dara) - a hill. For eg: Maaney means a prayer wheel. So, Maaneydara refers to a hill with a prayer wheel. Likewise, Dhuppidara, Dhaajeydara.
Baarey - a day of the week. Traditionally, weekly markets (haats) were important events of exchange and commerce and many places were named after the day they held their weekly markets. For eg: Aitabar means Sunday. So, Aitabarey refers to a weekly market on Sundays. Likewise, Sombarey, Mangalbarey.
Busty - a village/hamlet. For eg: Gurung is an ethnic group among the Gorkhas. So, Gurungbusty refers to a Gurung village. Likewise, Bongbusty, Bhoteybusty.
Gaon - a village/hamlet. The usage is the same as Busty, above.
Ghaari - a thicket. For eg: Bonjho is the Calamus plant. So, Bonjhoghaari refers to a thicket of calamus. Likewise, Sallaghaari, Kaaraghaari.
Ghatta - a grinding mill. For eg: Pani means water. So, Panighatta refers to a water driven grinding mill.
Pokhari - a pond/lake. For eg: Sukhey means dry. So, Sukheypokhari refers to a lake that dried up. Likewise, Kalpokhari, Ranipokhari.