Maratha

Maratha

[muh-rah-tuh]
noun
a member of a Hindu people inhabiting central and western India.
Also, Mahratta.
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Maratha or Mahratta (məˈrɑːtə)
 
n
a member of a people of India living chiefly in Maharashtra
 
Mahratta or Mahratta
 
n

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Maratha
state in s.w. India, also in ref. to the Scytho-Dravidian race living there, 1763 (Mharatta), from Skt. Maharastra, lit. "great country," from maha- "great" + rastra "kingdom," from raj "to rule."
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