swa·​raj | \ swə-ˈräj How to pronounce swaraj (audio) \

Definition of swaraj

: national or local self-government in India

Other Words from swaraj

swarajist \ swə-​ˈrä-​jist How to pronounce swaraj (audio) \ noun

Examples of swaraj in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Indeed, the transitions toward an eco-swaraj—a community that practices self-rule merged with ecological sustainability—will face many such challenges. Scientific American, 21 Sep. 2021 Truly life-sustaining recoveries would emphasize all the spheres of eco-swaraj, arrived at via four pathways. Ashish Kothari, Scientific American, 20 May 2021

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First Known Use of swaraj

1908, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for swaraj

Hindi svarāj, from Sanskrit sva own + Hindi rāj rule — more at suicide, raj

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“Swaraj.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swaraj. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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