Back in the early 1980s, when on a college program in India, I studied a low-tech irrigation project in drought-prone Maharashtra.
Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad chief Hemant Karkare was killed while on duty.
Thus have I passed my driving test to get myself a new Maharashtra (the state of which Mumbai is the capital) driver's license.
Middling nails, which contain the properties of both the above kinds, belong to the people of the Maharashtra.
In a wider sense it may be extended to include all who inhabit Maharashtra and speak Mahratti as their mother-tongue.