Definition of maharaja in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmä(h)əˈrä(d)ZHə/
(also maharajah)


historical An Indian prince.
Example sentences
  • I met maharajahs and sultans and all kinds of Asian nobles.
  • Once the maharajas saw their lands merge with the Indian state, the traditional costumes were either packed away in trunks, donated to museums, sold to private collectors or left to decay.
  • A few older buildings in sight, such as the palace of the maharajas, respect the ancient unwritten law that no building should be higher than one of Kerala's millions of coconut palms.


From Hindi mahārājā, from Sanskrit mahā 'great' + rājan 'raja'.

Words that rhyme with maharaja

charger, enlarger, raja

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Syllabification: ma·ha·ra·ja

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