Mahratta in India







Largest Religion

Main Language


The Maratha

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Introduction / History

They are proud Kshatriya people from Maharastra mainly speaking Marathi. They are considered to be one among the marital races of India like the Rajputs and Sikhs. They usually worship Shiva as their family gods, and consider Shivaji as their leader, and fiercely defend their culture, language and history.

Where are they Located?

They are located across Marathwaada, some are also found along borders with Karnataka.

What are Their Lives Like?

They mostly belong to the upper echelons of a rural society. Mainly 'kunbi(farmer)' by class, almost all rural Maratha families own land and cultivate crops. The lands are usually big enough to support both cash crops and food crops.

What are Their Beliefs?

They are liberal compared to other Indian groups. Arranged marriage is not strictly enforced, and a boy can marry a girl of his choice as long as she is a Brahmin or a Maratha. Marathas, like all other Hindus worship many deities, and usually rever their land and Earth as their mother. Marathas are a little tolerant towards other cultures. But as they consider themselves as upper caste, they usually look down upon people they consider as not their equal.

Profile Source: Anonymous

People Name General Mahratta
People Name in Country Mahratta
Population in India 27,748,000
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Aray Mahratta, Are Kshatriya, Are Mahratta, Arya Mahratta, Bargi, Maharathi, Mahratta Kshatriya, Maratha, Rao
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Marathi-Konkani
People Name General Mahratta
Ethnic Code CNN25j
Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Marathi (23,295,000) Konkani (1,675,000) Hindi (864,000) Khandesi (488,000)
Kannada (438,000) Konkani, Goan (361,000) Ahirani (204,000) Gujarati (174,000)
Tamil (91,000) Telugu (61,000) Tulu (59,000) Nimadi (24,000)
Chhattisgarhi (20,000) Dhanki (5,000) Kachchi (4,900) Malvi (4,700)
English (3,100) Sindhi (1,600) Malayalam (1,600) Bundeli (1,200)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Marathi 23,295,000 Konkani 1,675,000
Hindi 864,000 Khandesi 488,000
Kannada 438,000 Konkani, Goan 361,000
Ahirani 204,000 Gujarati 174,000
Tamil 91,000 Telugu 61,000
Tulu 59,000 Nimadi 24,000
Chhattisgarhi 20,000 Dhanki 5,000
Kachchi 4,900 Malvi 4,700
English 3,100 Sindhi 1,600
Malayalam 1,600 Bundeli 1,200
Largest Religion Hinduism
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
Other / Small
Photo Source: Santosh Wadghule Creative Commons: Yes
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International
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