Maharashtra meaning

mä'hə-räsh'trə
A state of west-central India. Inhabited largely by Maratha-speaking Hindus, the region was controlled by Muslim rulers from the early 1300s to the mid-1600s and by the British after the early 1800s. It became a separate state in 1960. Mumbai is the capital.
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State of W India: 118,809 sq mi (307,714 sq km); cap. Mumbai.
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