[n] an Indic language; the state language of Maharashtra in west central India; written in the Devanagari script
\Ma*ra"thi\, Mahratta \Mah*rat"ta\, n. A Sanskritic language of western India, prob. descended from the Maharastri Prakrit, spoken by the Marathas and neighboring peoples. It has an abundant literature dating from the 13th century. It has a book alphabet nearly the same as Devanagari and a cursive script translation between the Devanagari and the Gujarati.