maidan

maidan

[mahy-dahn]
noun (esp. in India)
an open area or space in or near a town, often used as a marketplace or parade ground.

Origin:
1615–25; < Hindi maidān < Persian < Arabic maydān

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maidan (mæˈdɑːn)
 
n
(in Pakistan, India, etc) an open space used for meetings, sports, etc
 
[Urdu, from Arabic]

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