Mah*rat"ta (?), n. [Hind. MarhatA, MarhAttA, the name of a famous Hindoo race, from the old Skr. name MahA- rAshtra.]

One of a numerous people inhabiting the southwestern part of India. Also, the language of the Mahrattas; Mahrati. It is closely allied to Sanskrit. -- a.

Of or pertaining to the Mahrattas. [Written also Maratha.]


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Ma*ra"thi (?), Mah*rat"ta (?) , n.

A Sanskritic language of western India, prob. descended from the Maharastri Prakrit, spoken by the Marathas and neighboring peoples. It has an abundant literature dating from the 13th century. It has a book alphabet nearly the same as Devanagari and a cursive script translation between the Devanagari and the Gujarati.


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