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[14] The name of the orange originated in northern India, as Sanskrit nāranga. This passed westwards via Persian nārang and Arabic nāranj to Spain. The Spanish form naranj filtered up to France, and became altered (perhaps under the influence of Orange, the name of a town in southeastern France which used to be a centre of the orange trade) to orenge, later orange – whence the English word.
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   The word came into English, via French, from Old Provençal auranja, itself ultimately from Arabic naranj, in turn of Persian origin, as the fruit itself is.

The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins. 2013.

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