What Is an Indian Princess Called?


Quick Answer

The Hindi word for "princess" is "raajkumaari," which is written "राजकुमारी." Many different titles were used for royalty during the history of India, depending on the culture, religion and language of the area. Female Indian rulers were often titled "Maharani" or "Begum."

Continue Reading
What Is an Indian Princess Called?
Credit: Priyambada Nath CC-BY 2.0

Full Answer

"Maharani" was used across India, especially for Hindu rulers, while "Begum" was used during the Mughal Empire. There is no such thing as a Native American princess, because the tribes did not have royalty. It is popular lore for some that a person's great-grandmother or another ancestor was a Cherokee Indian princess, but it is not true.

Learn more about South Asia

Related Questions