This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word raja
a prince or king in India
Raja, genus Raja(noun)
type genus of the family Rajidae
Alternative spelling of rajah.
same as Rajah
Raja is an Indian term for a monarch, or princely ruler of the Kshatriya varna. The female form, the word for "queen", mainly used for a raja's wife, is rani, from Sanskrit राज्ञी rājñī, or ratu, dato, datuk, or datu in 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, the "battle of ten kings".