rajah

or ra·ja

[ rah-juh ]
/ ˈrɑ dʒə /

noun

a king or prince in India.
a minor chief or dignitary.
an honorary title conferred on Hindus in India.
a title of rulers, princes, or chiefs in Java, Borneo, etc.

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Origin of rajah

1545–55; <Hindi rājā<Sanskrit rājan; cognate with Latin rēx king
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rajah

raja

/ (ˈrɑːdʒə) /

noun

(in India, formerly) a ruler or landlord: sometimes used as a form of address or as a title preceding a name
a Malayan or Javanese prince or chieftain

Word Origin for rajah

C16: from Hindi rājā, from Sanskrit rājan king; see raj; compare Latin rex king
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