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Why Do So Many Countries End In "-stan"?Curated byWorldatlas.com
Due to the similarity in their names, and most likely also thanks to the difficulty of their pronunciation for the average English speaker, the so-called "stan" countries are often the subject of much mystery and misunderstanding. The suffix "stan" is an ancient Persian (and/or Farsi) word that means "country". This is generally the accepted blanket reason for the countries sharing similar names in English.
Interesting Facts about the Great Depression You Might Not KnowCurated byNew Interesting Facts
The Great Depression began in the US in 1929 and then spread to other nations across the world. It had global impacts and affected both rich and poor countries. Thousands of families lost not only their savings but also their homes, their jobs, and their way of life. Let’s dive into the most interesting facts about the Great Depression.
Interesting Facts about Ecuador Most People Don't KnowCurated byThe Boutique Adventurer
Ecuador has an incredible amount of resources, both economic and environmental. Ecuador has struggled throughout history – first for independence from Spain, then to claim its own lands from its neighbors, including Colombia, Brazil and, most notably, Peru. Despite losing much land in the process, Ecuador remains a strong economic powerhouse in South America.