The title has a long history in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, as it is found in the Rigveda. It can also be used as a name for non-royal Indians. In Pakistan, Raja is still used by many Muslim Rajput clans as titles. Raja is also used as a name by Hindus and Sikhs.
Rajas in the Malay worldEdit
- where it is more accurately translated as "tribal chief"; see for example the दाशराज्ञ (dāśarājñá), the "battle of ten rajas"