Maratha

noun

Ma·​ra·​tha mə-ˈrä-tə How to pronounce Maratha (audio)
variants or less commonly Mahratta
: a member of a people of the south central part of the subcontinent of India

Word History

Etymology

Marathi Marāṭhā & Hindi Marhaṭṭā, from Sanskrit Mahārāṣṭra Maharashtra

First Known Use

1744, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Maratha was in 1744

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“Maratha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Maratha. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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