What is another word for Maidan?

123 synonyms found


[ mˈe͡ɪdən], [ mˈe‍ɪdən], [ m_ˈeɪ_d_ə_n]

Maidan is a Persian word that stands for a public gathering space or an open square. In different regions, it has different synonyms such as Chowk, which is commonly used in Pakistan and India, Rynek in Poland, Piazza in Italy, and Ovcha Kupel in Bulgaria. In Kyiv, Maidan Nezalezhnosti is used to refer to Independence Square. In Tamil Nadu, it is called Maydan, while in Arabic, it is known as Sahat. These synonyms reflect that most cultures worldwide have gathering spaces where people engage in different activities, dominated by vibrant political and cultural interactions. From politics, protests to celebrations and tourist events, the Maidan serves as a meeting point for all walks of life.

How to use "Maidan" in context?

The 2013 Ukrainian Revolution, also known as the Maidan Revolution, was a popular and lengthy protest movement against the corruption and authoritarianism of the former president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych. The protests, which began on 25 November 2013, initially began as a pro-European demonstration against the new pro-Russian government, but rapidly transformed into a nationwide resistance against Yanukovych and his government. By 27 February 2014, the protests had evolved into a civil war as government forces attempted to crush the pro-European resistance. By 11 May 2014, the pro-Russian separatists had established control over much of eastern Ukraine, and Russian military intervention in support of the separatists began.

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