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Raja

 

a princely title in India. It is the most common title for a chief in the Vedas and for a ruler in such ancient treatises as the dharmashastras and Arthashastra. During the period of Muslim rule, a raja was a landowning feudal lord of Hindu religion. In colonial India, “raja” was an honorary title, together with rao, rawat, rana, and talukdar, of certain large landowners.

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Despite these obstacles, Raol is showing farming communities how they can benefit economically from helping to save dwindling rhino and other wildlife populations.
What's needed, says Raol, is more "landscape-level planning" that takes into account the needs of wildlife, of the environment, and of farming communities.
This terrifying omen continued for a number of days, even after the city had fallen, and Raol recalled the reaction of his Anglo-Norman comrades:
The descriptions of these events by Arnulf and Duodechin make it clear that news of the miraculous healings spread rapidly throughout the crusading armies, yet Raol barely mentions this excitement, despite the support a miracle-working martyr would undoubtedly provide any effort to justify the decision to remain in Lisbon.
Yet perhaps most revealing is the unequivocal rejection of this offer which Raol attributes to a Muslim elder:
To some onlookers, Raol among them, rather than being impelled by either piety or ideology, Afonso Henriques simply pursued his own longstanding, expansionist ambitions.
Ac er bod gen i rAOl reit amlwg yn y llyfr - fi di'r prif gymeriad os liciwch chi - mae o am lawer iawn mwy na jyst fi," mynna Rhys, sydd bellach yn asiant i sawl unigolyn a gr E[acute accent]p ifanc addawol.
Most important of all, they gave them a number seven shirt stitched for Gonzalez Blanco Raol, who is so famous that he is known simply by his surname like Pele or Mozart.
However, PISA Commissioner Raol Pilof defended the new ruling.