Definition of Ma'dan in English:

Ma'dan

(also Madan, Ma'adan)

noun

  • A member of a semi-nomadic people inhabiting the area around Lake Hammar in south-eastern Iraq; a Marsh Arab.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Robert Heron (1764–1807), journalist and author. Apparently from literary Arabic maʿdān (in Iraqi Arabic miʿdān), the name of an Arab tribe.

Pronunciation

Ma'dan

/ˈmɑːˌdɑːn/