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Kiroran

roddy

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A submission from @DrWatson from his friendly neighbourhood restaurant. Hands up if you think we should send him back to get a photo of the rest of the menu. 

 

Quiz: The Chinese name doesn't match up with the English one. Who or what was it named after? Where does Kiroran come into it?

 

And if you already know the answer, don't post ;-)

 

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somethingfunny

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Well, 维吾尔 is "Uyghur", and 餐厅 is "restaurant", so whatever this Kiroran is, maybe it's related to whatever 楼兰 is...

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Actually, "Loulan" kind of sounds like "Kiroran".  I'm guessing it's a name.  It sounds Japanese, but that's unlikely.  Why couldn't they just call it 丝绸之路维吾尔餐厅!

 

I might have to crack and just look it up.

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Loulan Kingdom Wikipedia:

 

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Loulan, also called Krorän or Kroraina (simplified Chinese: 楼兰; traditional Chinese: 樓蘭; pinyin: Lóulán; Uyghur: كروران, Кроран‎, ULY: Kroran) and known to Russian archaeologists as Krorayina, was an ancient kingdom based around an important oasis city along the Silk Road already known in the 2nd century BCE on the northeastern edge of the Lop Desert.

 

So I guess there's a K-sound that is "lost in translation".

 

And I just found out you can write (well, copy/paste)  Uyghur in this forum! :mrgreen:

 

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