Meaning of paranja in English:

paranja

Pronunciation /ˌparənˈdʒɑː/

noun

historical
  • A long wide robe with a veil worn by some Muslim women outside the home, especially in central Asia. Compare "burka", "galabiya", "hijab", "jilbab".

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in The Daily Express. From Russian parandža, of uncertain origin. Perhaps from a Turkic language of central Asia from Ottoman Turkish ferāje (Turkish ferace) feridgi.