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Rao is a surname in several different cultures. A family name, or surname, is that part of a persons name that indicates to what family he or she belongs. ...

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Chinese

The surname Rao is found in China and Taiwan.


Indian

Rao is a common surname among natives of southern and western India, chiefly in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa, Rajasthan and Gujarat. Variations of the name "Rao" include "Raya", "Rayulu", "Rayawar", "Rayar", "Ravu", "Raut", "Rawat", "Rai" and some others. One or the other of these variations is found in most parts of India, but mainly in south India and the the deccan region. The name "Rai" is found in north India and in the Punjab province of Pakistan, especially in the southern areas of that province. Sometimes its found to be quite surprising that Rao is also surname in Gujarati Community. A Brahmbhatt or Barot caste in Gujarati, also has surname Rao. Brambhatts or Barots from six places of Gujarat are Rao. A family name, or surname, is that part of a persons name that indicates to what family he or she belongs. ... A map of Southern India, its rivers, regions and water bodies. ... Andhra Pradesh (ఆంధ్ర ప్రదేశ్ in Telugu) (Āndhra Prādesh), is a state in south-eastern India and is part of the linguistic-cultural region of South India. ... Karnataka or Karnātakā (ಕನಾ೯ಟಕ in Kannada) is one of the four southern states of India. ... Maharashtra (Devanagari: महाराष्ट्र, literally: Great Nation) is Indias third largest state in terms of area and second largest in terms of population after Uttar Pradesh. ... For other uses, see Goa (disambiguation). ... Rajasthan (राजस्थान) is the largest state of the Republic of India in terms of area. ... Gujarat (Gu: , Hi: ; , IPA ; also spelled Gujrat and sometimes (incorrectly) Gujarath) contained many of the former Princely states of India, and is the second-most industrialized state in the Republic of India after Maharashtra. ... A map of Southern India, its rivers, regions and water bodies. ... The Deccan Plateau is a vast plateau in India, encompassing most of Central and Southern India. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... This article details the Pakistani province of Punjab. ... Gujarati can mean two distinct things: The Gujarati language is a language spoken in India and Pakistan, mostly in and around the Gujarat state. ... Gujarat (Gu: , Hi: ; , IPA ; also spelled Gujrat and sometimes (incorrectly) Gujarath) contained many of the former Princely states of India, and is the second-most industrialized state in the Republic of India after Maharashtra. ...


Traditional Indian affiliations

Rao is a name most frequently found in the class of Indians who are wealthy landowners, and those who occupy a highly respected place in society. In Rajasthan, the name generally denotes affiliation to the Rajput caste, the traditional land-owners of the area. In Punjab and Haryana, the name "Rai" is found in landowning families, often of the Kshattriya and sometimes of the subaltern castes. Rajasthan (राजस्थान) is the largest state of the Republic of India in terms of area. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... According to the Sanskrit a Kshatriya is the caste of princes and warriors, conquerors, one of four varna. ...


In south India and Maharashtra, the surname denotes no caste affiliation whatsoever, since people of every caste use the surname. In Maharashtra and Karnataka, the suffix "Rao" / "Rayaru" is often used in casual conversation as an honorofic, to people whose surname is something else. This usage may indicate the origin of the word itself. A map of Southern India, its rivers, regions and water bodies. ... Maharashtra (Devanagari: महाराष्ट्र, literally: Great Nation) is Indias third largest state in terms of area and second largest in terms of population after Uttar Pradesh. ... Maharashtra (Devanagari: महाराष्ट्र, literally: Great Nation) is Indias third largest state in terms of area and second largest in terms of population after Uttar Pradesh. ... Karnataka or Karnātakā (ಕನಾ೯ಟಕ in Kannada) is one of the four southern states of India. ...


Some noteworthy Indian figures bearing the name Rao include:

  • P.V. Narasimha Rao: Former Prime Minister of India
  • V.K.R.V. Rao: Noted Indian economist
  • C.N.R. Rao: Noted Indian scientist
  • Baji Rao: Peshwa of the Maratha Empire; all the Peshwas bore the name "Rao"
  • Sayaji Rao III Gaekwad: Benevolent ruler (Maharaja) of Baroda, Gujarat
  • Raja Rao: Philosopher/Novelist/Wordsmith
  • Nandoori Subba Rao: Famous Telugu poet
  • Uma Maheswara Rao: Famous "Quantity Surveyor (Civil Engineer)" from Andhra Pradesh
  • Lala Lajpat Rai: Punjabi freedom fighter
  • Rao Tula Ram -- Famous Freedom fighter of Haryana/Punjab
  • Hiren Rao -- No words

In south India, there are a seemingly endless number of famous people bearing the name Rao. The emperor of Vijayanagara was also referred to as "Raya". The Peshwa (also known in Marathi as Peshwe) were Brahmin Prime Ministers to the Maratha Chattrapatis (Kings), who began commanding Maratha armies and later became the hereditary rulers of the Maratha empire of central India from 1749 AD to 1818 AD. They oversaw the greatest expansion of the Maratha Empire... Extent of the Maratha Confederacy ca. ... The word Maharaja (also spelled maharajah) is Hindi as well as ancient Sanskrit for high king (a karmadharaya from maha great and rajan king). Its use is primarily for Hindu potentates (ruler or sovereign). ... Vadodara, also known as Baroda, is the third-most populated town in Gujarat after Ahmedabad and Surat, and is one of four towns in the state with a population of over 1 million, the other being Rajkot. ... Gujarat (Gu: , Hi: ; , IPA ; also spelled Gujrat and sometimes (incorrectly) Gujarath) contained many of the former Princely states of India, and is the second-most industrialized state in the Republic of India after Maharashtra. ... Haryana (हरयाणा) is a state in north India. ... This article details the Indian state of Punjab. ... This page may meet Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... A map of Southern India, its rivers, regions and water bodies. ... An emperor is a (male) monarch, usually the sovereign ruler of an empire or another type of imperial realm. ... The Vijayanagara empire was based in the Deccan, in peninsular and southern India, from 1336 onwards. ...


Italian

The Sicilian-Italian surname Rao is pronounced in the Italian language similarly to the Indian pronunciation, although in the United States many Raos of Italian descent pronounce the name "R-AY-O." One such example is Rao's in New York City. The name arrived in Sicily via Persian settlers. A family name, or surname, is that part of a persons name that indicates to what family he or she belongs. ... Italian ( (help· info)) is a Romance language spoken by about 70 million people primarily in Italy. ... Raos Restaurant was founded in 1896 in East Harlem, New York City. ... Nickname: The Big Apple Motto: Official website: City of New York Location [[Image:|250px|250px|Location of City of New York, New York]] Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R... Sicilian disambiguates here; see also Sicilian language or Sicilian Defence. ... For other uses of this term see: Persia (disambiguation) The Persian Empire is the name used to refer to a number of historic dynasties that have ruled the country of Persia (Iran). ...


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