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A flat, leavened bread of northwest India, made of wheat flour and baked in a tandoor.
Other Word Forms of Naan
Origin of Naan
Hindi nān bread from Persian ultimately from Old Persian nagna naked, bare (probably from being baked uncovered in an oven rather than covered in ash) nogw- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Hindustani नान / نان (nān), from Persian نان (nān), from Middle Persian 𐭭𐭠𐭭 (nān, “bread").
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