Raj

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'Raj' in different contexts means "rule", "king", "ruler", "emperor" or "royalty" in the Sanskrit language families of the Indian sub-continent including in Romanes, its closest Indo-European relative. Also, Raj is a Polish and Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian word meaning "paradise" or "heaven".

Indian history[edit]

In India, 'Raj' may refer to any of several regimes:

  • British Raj, the British Empire in India (sometimes referred to as Indian Empire in the UK)
  • Company Raj, the British East India Company in the Indian
  • Licence Raj, the former Indian system of elaborate licences, regulations and accompanying red tape
  • Mafia Raj, where public property and funds are controlled by a criminalised nexus of politicians and business interests
  • Mughal Raj, the Mughal Empire in medieval India

Ethnic group[edit]

  • Raj, a Hindu ethnic group found in North India and Pakistan
  • Raj, an ethnic group found in the Philippines known by their mix of Indians and Filipinos

Places[edit]

People[edit]

Rajko,Rajke,Rajo and Rajan are masculine given names of Serbian origin and comes from the Serbian word "raj" meaning "Paradise". Raja, Rajka, Rajana are the female given names.

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