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Ma·ra·thaalso Mah·rat·ta (mə-rä′tə, -răt′ə)
n. pl. Maratha or Ma·ra·thas also Mahratta or Ma·rat·tas
A member of a traditionally Hindu people inhabiting Maharashtra state in India.
[Marathi Marāṭhā, from Sanskrit Mahārāṣṭraḥ, Maharashtra.]
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(Peoples) a member of a people of India living chiefly in Maharashtra
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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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