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who were marathas

The origin of the word Maratha is from the word `Marhatta' in ancient Marahatti language. That is a geographical term, which was used for all the people of Maharashtra. Marathas are a blend of the Warrior and Agrarian classes, speaking Marathi and generally having their roots in Maharashtra. A few Maratha clans claim themselves to be Kshatriyas. Important Maratha rulers during Medieval period (before twelfth century) were from Satavahana, Chalukya and Rashtrakuta dynasties. They re-united into historical prominence under the leadership of Chhatrapati Shivaji in the seventeenth century AD.

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