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maidan

[mahy-dahn] /maɪˈdɑn/
noun, (esp. in India)
1.
an open area or space in or near a town, often used as a marketplace or parade ground.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Hindi maidān < Persian < Arabic maydān
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maidan

/mæˈdɑːn/
noun
1.
(in Pakistan, India, etc) an open space used for meetings, sports, etc
Word Origin
Urdu, from Arabic
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