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Why Do So Many Countries End In "-stan"?

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. However, when we look beyond this similarity, we can discover how every country ...

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    All About the "Stan" Countries

    Due to the similarity in their names, and most likely also thanks to the difficulty of their pronunciation for the average English-speaker, the …

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