maidan

[ mahy-dahn ]
/ maɪˈdɑn /
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noun (esp. in India)

an open area or space in or near a town, often used as a marketplace or parade ground.

Origin of maidan

1615–25; < Hindi maidān < Persian < Arabic maydān
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maidan

/ (mæˈdɑːn) /

noun

(in Pakistan, India, etc) an open space used for meetings, sports, etc

Word Origin for maidan

Urdu, from Arabic
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