-стан

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Bashkir[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian ستان ‎(stān) "place of", from Indo-Iranian verbal stem √sthā ‎(√sthā, to stand, stay), from Proto-Indo-European *steh₂- ‎(to stand).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [-ˈstɑn] (after back vowels), IPA(key): [-ˈstän] (after front vowels)

Suffix[edit]

-стан ‎(-stan)

  1. A suffix to form country names when added to names of ethnic groups.

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