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Powerful warrior families that helped Shivaji establish his kingdom were known as ________.

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Deshmukhs
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B
Kunbis
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C
Dal Khalsa
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D
Peshwas
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Solution

The correct option is A Deshmukhs
Shivaji established the Maratha kingdom with the help of warrior families known as Deshmukhs. Whereas, kunbis were groups of highly mobile peasants who formed the backbone of the Maratha army. These forces helped Shivaji challenge the mighty Mughal Empire.

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