- 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.
Origin of rajah
Related Words for rajanobleman, ruler, sovereign, potentate, royalty, monarch, emir, archduke, raja, emeer, rajah
Examples from the Web for raja
Contemporary Examples of raja
DataWind is the third company started by Tuli and his older brother, Raja Singh Tuli, who is based out of Montreal.DataWind Prepared $20 Tablet Computer for Indian Market
January 30, 2013
“There had to be no question they were Smurfs,” says the director Raja Gosnell (Scooby-Doo).The Smurfs’ Epic Journey to Hollywood
July 28, 2011
Historical Examples of raja
Khana get, peenikapanee get—live like a bloomin' Raja ke marfik.Soldiers Three, Part II.
The white ants and corrosive ink were too strong for the Raja's determination.
Raja Vikram was perhaps a little disappointed by this declaration.
Now one day, being in the power of Death, Raja Gunshekhar died.
The Raja admiring its beauty, took off his clothes and went down to bathe.
- (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
also raja, "king or prince in India," 1550s, from Hindi, from Sanskrit rajan "king," related to raj "kingdom, kingship," rajati "he rules," and cognate with Latin rex, Old Irish rig "king" (see regal). Related: Rajput, "member of the ruling caste in northern India" (1590s), from Sanskrit rajaputrah "prince," literally "king's son," from putrah "son, boy" (cf. puerile).