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What is the meaning of Stan in Pakistan and Kazakhistan?

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Asked by shrishti, 14 Jan '13 01:21 pm
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Meaning of -(i)Stan This simply means 'land, country (of)'. 'Stan' is a word of Persian Language - which means 'Land'
Answered by Quest, 14 Jan '13 02:37 pm

 
  
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'Stan' as a suffix is an abode, address at which dwell the word preceding 'Stan' ... Pak+ Stan = Pakistan, where Pak means 'pious' and together with stan it becomes Pakistan or 'where dwell the Pious or the address or abode of the Pious.
For Afghistan: Where live the Afghans. Kazakhistan = where live the Kazakhs (a tribe). Gulistan = a garden, where live Guls (Flowers). Kabristan = where there are kabars (graves).
Answered by QueSera Sera, 14 Jan '13 01:28 pm

 
  
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