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? asked in Science & MathematicsGeography · 2 months ago

What does -STAN mean in all of 7 central Asian landlocked countries mean? Why these countries name ending with -STAN???

Countries I am gonna mention are Uzbekistan Russian speaking Islam country and Kazakhstan Also Russian speaking Islam country plua famous for Sturgeon Caviar Production and Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Pakistans you guys all know and Kyrgyzstan double landlocked country surrounded by USSR Russia and China... 

3 Answers

  • Joseph
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    You might want to brush up on your Human Geography.  Neither Uzbekistan nor Kazakhstan are "Russian speaking."  They each have their own language.  USSR ceased to exist almost 30 years ago. 

  • 2 months ago

    It means "country". "Afghanistan" is the "country of the Afghan people."

  • KennyB
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    From Persian: -stan at the end of a word means "country"  Additionally, from Indo-Iranian *stanam" - meaning "place"  Also literally "where one stands"

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