Maru can refer to

  • Maru - surname found in people of Kutch & Saurashtra region of Gujarat, India, mainly found in Kutch Gurjar Kshatriyas & Kadia Kshatriyas communities. The surname is also found in Rajput community of Rajasthan.
  • Maru (mythology) - Māori war god.
  • Tūmatauenga - the Māori god of war.
  • Maru - common nickname in Spanish-speaking countries. It is a common nickname for Maria Eugenia and Maruja.
  • Maru - nickname for a young bull, or calf.
  • Hakudo Maru - the spirit in Japanese mythology who taught humans how to make ships.
Ships (real)
  • The word maru is often attached as a suffix to Japanese ship names. See Japanese ship naming conventions.
    • No.23 Nittō Maru - a patrol boat that was sunk after it encountered the USS Hornet (CV-8) and caused the early launch of the Doolittle Raid
    • Daigo Fukuryu Maru - a fishing vessel exposed to radiation from a 1954 US nuclear test.
    • Nippon Maru - flagship of daimyo Toyotomi Hideyoshi's 16th century fleet.
    • Ehime Maru - a fishing training ship that collided with the USS Greeneville in 2001.
    • Komagata Maru - a Japanese steam liner carrying 376 passengers from Punjab, India, that was not allowed to land in Vancouver, Canada, in 1914, and had to return to India.
    • Montevideo Maru - a Japanese auxiliary ship that was sunk in World War II, resulting in the drowning of a large number of Australian prisoners of war and civilians being transported from Rabaul.
    • Nisshin Maru - a Japanese whaling ship.
Ships (fictional)
Other uses
  • Maru - a novel by Bessie Head
  • Maru language - one of several languages spoken among the Kachin people in Myanmar/Burma and China.
  • Japanese name for a circle, which is used to mean "correct"; the opposite of batsu. The end-of-sentence fullstop '。' is also called maru. Maru also means zero '0' as in example 201: nii maru ichi
  • Maru (丸) - Japanese bailey (castle wall). See kuruwa.
  • Maru - popular name for Japanese pets, mainly cats.[citation needed].
    • Maru (cat) (まる, Japanese: circle or round) - a particular cat in Japan that has become an Internet celebrity.
  • Maru Personified form of some celestial phenomenon, generally described as a glow in the heavens. This personification is an *important atua.
  • Alternate term for Madu, a weapon of Indian origin.

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