noun ra·ja \ˈrä-jə, -(ˌ)jä, -zhə, -(ˌ)zhä\

: a king or prince in India

Full Definition of RAJA

:  an Indian or Malay prince or chief
:  the bearer of a title of nobility among the Hindus

Variants of RAJA

ra·ja or ra·jah \ˈrä-jə, -(ˌ)jä, -zhə, -(ˌ)zhä\

Origin of RAJA

Hindi & Urdu rājā, from Sanskrit rājan king — more at royal
First Known Use: 1555


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