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chrisitar

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Im curious how the scale known as Kirwani got its name, in Arabic it is called Nahawand which refers to a Persian city, and in Iran its called Isfahan, same as the Persian city, and many Chinese songs in this scale make reference to the Silk Road (Dance along old Silk Road, Camel Bells of the Silk Road..) where mainly Persianate people were traveling and trading, so I was thinking that since this scale is so much associated with Persian history maybe Kirwani is a cognate of the word Caravan. Thoughts? or does the original Carnatic/Dravidian word actually mean something else?
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According to google translate,

Kirwani/Kirvani means:

Telugu: "composing"
Kannada: "Good News"

Kurdish and Sindhi (both Indoeuropean): "done!"

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