Bazaar


Bazaar

A bazaar ( _fa. بازار), ( _tr. pazar) is a permanent merchandising area, marketplace, or street of shops where goods and services are exchanged or sold. The word derives from the Persian word "bāzār", the etymology of which goes back to the Pahlavi word "baha-char" (بهاچار), meaning "the place of prices". [cite web
url = http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/bazaar
title = bazaar
accessdate = 2007-02-17
] Although the current meaning of the word is believed to have originated in Persia, its use has spread and now has been accepted into the vernacular in countries around the world. [cite web
url=http://dsal.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/philologic/getobject.pl?c.0:1:171.hobson
title=BAZAAR s. H. &c. From P. bāzār, a permanent market or street of shops.
publisher=University of Chicago
accessdate=2007-07-19
]

Examples

* The Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
* Bazaar of Tabriz, Iran
* The Old Bazaar in Cairo
* Tehran's Grand Bazaar
* Bazaar of Isfahan, Iran
* Chandni Chowk Delhi
* Kurast Bazaar Sanctuary
* Chor Bazaar Mumbai
* Zaveri Bazaar Mumbai
* Anarkali Bazar Lahore
* Bazars of Walled city of Lahore
* Hampi Bazaar [http://www.hampi.in/hampi-bazaar.htm] , the 15th century ruined market of Vijayanagara capital
* Dordoy Bazaar, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan


Isfahan Bazaar
Bangladesh
Delhi, India
Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

ee also

* Suq
* Wet market
* Meena Bazaar

References

External links

* [http://www.iranchamber.com/architecture/bazaar_of_isfahan1.php Iran Chamber Society on Architecture of the Bazaar at Isfahan]
* [http://www.1911encyclopedia.org/Bazaar 1911 Britannica article "Bazaar"]


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