mahratta

Part of speech: noun

A Hindu people in southwestern and central India; also, their language.

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Usage examples "mahratta":

  1. " We have received an order from our Chief that our lives are at the disposal of the Captain Sahib, and we will drive into the heart of a Mahratta force if needs be, but if it is the Sahib's command we will ride back from here," Jemla said. - "Caste", W. A. Fraser.
  2. We spent a very happy six days at Mahableshwar and saw all sorts of interesting people and places, including the haunts of the great Mahratta Chieftain Sivaji. - "Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life", Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey.
  3. The elder boys addressed us in very good English, and were, the moonshee told us, well acquainted with the Guzerattee and Mahratta languages; he had also bestowed an education upon his daughters, who were taught to read in the vernacular. - "Notes of an Overland Journey Through France and Egypt to Bombay", Miss Emma Roberts.