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Raja (/; also spelled Rajah, from Sanskrit राजन् rājan-), is a title for a monarch equivalent to king or princely ruler in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia.
The title has a long history in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, being attested from the Rigveda, where a rājan- is a ruler, see for example the daśarājñá yuddhá, the "Battle of Ten Kings".
Raja-ruled Indian states
While most of the Hindu salute states were ruled by a Maharaja (or variation; some promoted from an earlier Raja- or equivalent style), even exclusively from 13 guns up, a number had Rajas :
- Hereditary salutes of 11-guns
- Hereditary salutes of 9-guns (11-guns personal)
- Hereditary salute of 9-guns (11-guns local)
- Hereditary salutes of 9-guns
- Hereditary salute of 9-guns
- Personal salute of 9-guns