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From Hindi राजा (rājā, “king”) + स्थान (sthān, “locality”). Compare -stan.
- Originally, various parts of northwest India within Rajputana province; now specifically, a state in western India, with Jaipur as its capital, created in 1949 and replacing the former province of Rajputana. [from 19th c.]
a state in western India
- (states of India) state of India; Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal (Category: en:States of India)