- a member of a Hindu people inhabiting central and western India.
Examples from the Web for maratha
The first place in which we see this current in movement is the Maratha country.Hindu Gods And Heroes
Lionel D. Barnett
Each of the others comprised a Mysorean, a Biluchi, and a Maratha.
The Maratha unlocked the door, signed to Desmond to enter, and locked him in.
"Yes, of a truth; it is Suwarndrug; I was there a month ago," replied the Maratha.
Grieved at these words, the Maratha Brahman left the place appealing to Krishna.Chaitanya's Life And Teachings
Krishna das Kaviraja
- a member of a people of India living chiefly in Maharashtra
Word Origin and History for maratha
state in southwestern India, also in reference to the Scytho-Dravidian race living there, 1763 (Mharatta), from Marathi Maratha, corresponding to Sanskrit Maharastrah, literally "great country," from maha- "great" (from PIE root *meg- "great;" see magnate) + rastra "kingdom," from raj "to rule" (see rajah).