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naveen wrote

Fascinating read. I speak both Tamil and Malayalam (South Indian/Dravidian languages), so considering how old Tamil is thought to be (maybe even older than Sanskrit, but that's up for debate), my theory is that the word may have originated in Tamil.

So maybe it is: நாரம் nāram (Tamil) -->  (Telugu) నారింజ nāriṃja --> (Malayalam) നാരങ്ങ‌ nāraŋŋa  --> nāraṅga (Sanskrit) --> (Persian) نارنگ nārang --> (Arabic) نارنج nāranj --> Spanish (naranja) --> (Old French) Pomme d'orenge --> (English) Orange