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 (mə-rä′tə, -răt′ə)
Variant of Maratha.


(Peoples) a variant spelling of Maratha
Mahˈratti n, adj


or Mah•rat•ta

(məˈrɑ tə)

n., pl. -thas or -tas.
1. a member of an agricultural caste or cluster of castes of the state of Maharashtra in India.
a. a native speaker of Marathi.
b. a native or inhabitant of Maharashtra.
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Noun1.Mahratta - a member of a people of India living in MaharashtraMahratta - a member of a people of India living in Maharashtra
Indian - a native or inhabitant of India
References in classic literature ?
There tumbled into the compartment, as the train was moving off, a mean, lean little person - a Mahratta, so far as Kim could judge by the cock of the tight turban.
Oh, there is no caste where men go to - look for tarkeean,' the Mahratta replied, in the prescribed cadence.
And a Son of the Charm,' said Kim under his breath, as the Kamboh made haste to prepare a pipe lest the Mahratta should beg.
I am ten leagues deep in calamity,' cried the Mahratta, picking up the cue.
At Bandakui, where lives one of Us, I thought to slip the scent by changing my face, and so made me a Mahratta.
The Mahratta twitched his fingers with pain from time to time.
In continuation of that exercise, a Corporate Meet was held today in Pune in association with FICCI, Maharashtra State Council and Mahratta Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture.
Hicky's Bengal Gazette, Amrita Bazar Patrika, Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak's twin newspapers Kesari (in Marathi) and Mahratta (in English), come readily to mind, which acted as agents of mobilisation and change during India's struggle for political independence," Dattu said.
He felt he had gone peasant with the natives here, "pastoral and eternal", they dragging the sun upon their backs, he a "landless soldier lost in war" and quite as helpless as they, ("The Mahratta Ghats"), both dwarfed by the "vast migrations" that formed the history of the sub-continent.
During 1817 and 1818, British troops were engaged in what later was termed the Mahratta War, which with its successful conclusion, from the British perspective, resulted in British control of much of that portion of the region.
The Mahratta Chamber of Commerce Industries and Agriculture, organisers of the seminar and the premier industrial association for promoting trade and development in Pune, noted that many of the attendees had expressed an interest in visiting Oman to view the facilities and meet relevant local companies and government officials to explore other cross-border opportunities by utilising the Port of Salalah and Salalah Free Zone as a springboard to emerging markets in East Africa, India, and the GCC from a single location.