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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...
- JosephLv 72 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."
- KennyBLv 72 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"