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Maratha

[muh-rah-tuh] /məˈrɑ tə/
noun
1.
a member of a Hindu people inhabiting central and western India.
Also, Mahratta.
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  • It is said that there is a disposition in the Bombay Presidency to deify the Maratha leader Śivaji.

  • The Maratha unlocked the door, signed to Desmond to enter, and locked him in.

    In Clive's Command Herbert Strang
  • The clicking of the dice ceased, and in a few moments a Maratha appeared at the doorway and entered blinking.

    In Clive's Command Herbert Strang
  • Each of the others comprised a Mysorean, a Biluchi, and a Maratha.

    In Clive's Command Herbert Strang
  • Hindu states, like the Maratha confederacy and Rajputana, asserted themselves.

  • "Yes, of a truth; it is Suwarndrug; I was there a month ago," replied the Maratha.

    In Clive's Command Herbert Strang
  • The first place in which we see this current in movement is the Maratha country.

    Hindu Gods And Heroes Lionel D. Barnett
  • And be very good to Maratha, for I shall come back some day, and she must not be too old or too lame to take care of me.

  • Grieved at these words, the Maratha Brahman left the place appealing to Krishna.

    Chaitanya's Life And Teachings Krishna das Kaviraja
  • Such was the Maratha's story, as by and by it became common property on board the Good Intent.

    In Clive's Command Herbert Strang
British Dictionary definitions for Maratha

Maratha

/məˈrɑːtə/
noun
1.
a member of a people of India living chiefly in Maharashtra
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Word Origin and History for Maratha

state in southwestern India, also in reference to the Scytho-Dravidian race living there, 1763 (Mharatta), from Marathi Maratha, corresponding to Sanskrit Maharastrah, literally "great country," from maha- "great" (from PIE root *meg- "great;" see magnate) + rastra "kingdom," from raj "to rule" (see rajah).

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