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ˈrɑdʒ putra·jput

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Rajput, Rajpootnoun

    a member of the dominant Hindu military caste in northern India


  1. Rajputnoun

    A member of the Kshatriya Hindu caste

  2. Rajputnoun

    An inhabitant of Rajasthan

  3. Rajputnoun

    Any of an ethnic group in Pakistan and Northern India who converted to Sikhism or Islam as a result of the Sikh Wars


  1. Rajput

    Rajput (from Sanskrit raja-putra 'son of a king') is a large multi-component cluster of castes, kin bodies, and local groups, sharing social status and ideology of genealogical descent originating from the Indian subcontinent. The term Rajput covers various patrilineal clans historically associated with warriorhood: several clans claim Rajput status, although not all claims are universally accepted. According to modern scholars, almost all Rajput clans originated from peasant or pastoral communities. Over time, the Rajputs emerged as a social class comprising people from a variety of ethnic and geographical backgrounds. During the 16th and 17th centuries, the membership of this class became largely hereditary, although new claims to Rajput status continued to be made in the later centuries. Several Rajput-ruled kingdoms played a significant role in many regions of central and northern India from seventh century onwards. The Rajput population and the former Rajput states are found in northern, western, central and eastern India as well as southern and eastern Pakistan. These areas include Rajasthan, Haryana, Gujarat, Eastern Punjab, Western Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Sindh.


  1. rajput

    Rajput is a member of a patrilineal clan or specific caste in North India and Pakistan, traditionally associated with the warrior or ruling class. The term is derived from the Sanskrit word "rajaputra" meaning "son of a king." They are known for their bravery in battles and played a significant role in the history of India. The social status and specific duties of Rajput vary significantly across regions. They have a distinctive culture, tradition, and often follow a code of conduct known as Rajputana.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rajputnoun

    a Hindoo of the second, or royal and military, caste; a Kshatriya; especially, an inhabitant of the country of Rajpootana, in northern central India

  2. Etymology: [Hind. rj-pt, Skr. rja-putra king's son.]


  1. Rajput

    Rajput is a member of one of the patrilineal clans of western, central, northern India and some parts of Pakistan. They claim to be descendants of ruling Hindu warrior classes of North India. Rajputs rose to prominence during the 6th to 12th centuries. Until the 20th century, Rajputs ruled in the "overwhelming majority" of the princely states of Rajasthan and Surashtra, where the largest number of princely states were found. The Rajput population and the former Rajput states are found spread through much of the subcontinent, particularly in north, west and central India. Populations are found in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu, Punjab, Sindh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar.

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    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Rajput is ranked #27021 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Rajput surname appeared 897 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Rajput.

    91.7% or 823 total occurrences were Asian.
    3.5% or 32 total occurrences were White.
    2.3% or 21 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.3% or 12 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rajput in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rajput in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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    It is really sad that it is 2020 and in India I am still having to pay this price today just because I'm in Sushant Singh Rajput life, I loved Sushant Singh Rajput and lived with Sushant Singh Rajput.

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