Naan meaning

nän, năn
A type of round, flat bread baked in a tandoor popular in South and Central Asian cuisine.
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A flat, leavened bread of northwest India, made of wheat flour and baked in a tandoor.
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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").

    From Wiktionary