How Armenian “Pakhlava” Became Turkish “Baklava”

How Armenian “Pakhlava” Became Turkish “Baklava”

In Eastern Armenian, baklava is called pakhlava while in Western Armenian, it is called bakhlava. The Turkish language doesn’t have the “kh” sound, so “bakhlava” became “baklava”. This name was then adopted by other languages and peoples. Baklava was patented in the city of Gaziantep, Turkey. Let’s see what the history of the city is. …

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