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Maratha

Syllabification: Ma·ra·tha
Pronunciation: /məˈrädə
 
/
(also Mahratta)

Definition of Maratha in English:

noun

A member of the princely and military castes of the former Hindu kingdom of Maharashtra in central India.
Example sentences
  • The British finally defeated the Marathas and established themselves in the Red Fort by early nineteenth century when the British resident became the de facto ruler of Delhi.
  • He maintained cordial relations with the Moguls, the British, the Marathas and every power.
  • It was during his reign that the Hindu Marathas became active in the north-western Deccan (modern Maharashtra state) under their dynamic leader Shivaji.

Origin

via Hindi from Sanskrit Mahārāṣṭra 'great kingdom'.

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