maharajah

or ma·ha·ra·ja

[ mah-huh-rah-juh, -zhuh ]
/ ˌmɑ həˈrɑ dʒə, -ʒə /

noun

(formerly) a ruling prince in India, especially of one of the major states.

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Origin of maharajah

1690–1700; < Hindi mahārājā great king, equivalent to mahā- great + rājā rajah
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maharajah

maharaja

/ (ˌmɑːhəˈrɑːdʒə) /

noun

any of various Indian princes, esp any of the rulers of the former native states

Word Origin for maharajah

C17: Hindi, from mahā great + rajah
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