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also Mah·ra·ti or Mah·rat·ti  (mə-rä′tē, -răt′ē)
The principal Indic language of Maharashtra.

[Marathi Marāṭhī, from Sanskrit Mahārāṣṭrī, from Mahārāṣṭraḥ, Maharashtra.]
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(məˈrɑːtɪ) or


1. (Placename) of or relating to Maharashtra state in India, its people, or their language
2. (Peoples) of or relating to Maharashtra state in India, its people, or their language
3. (Languages) of or relating to Maharashtra state in India, its people, or their language
(Languages) the state language of Maharashtra, belonging to the Indic branch of the Indo-European family
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or Mah•rat•ti

(məˈrɑ ti, -ˈræt i)

an Indo-Aryan language of Maharashtra.
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Noun1.Marathi - an Indic languageMarathi - an Indic language; the state language of Maharashtra in west central India; written in the Devanagari script
Sanskrit, Sanskritic language - (Hinduism) an ancient language of India (the language of the Vedas and of Hinduism); an official language of India although it is now used only for religious purposes
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