-стан

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See also: стан and -stan

Bashkir[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian ـِسْتَانْ(-estân, place of), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *stáHnam (position, location, place), 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. Suffix to form country names when added to names of ethnic groups.
    башҡорт (bašqort, Bashkir) + ‎-стан (-stan) → ‎Башҡортостан (Bašqortostan, Bashkortostan)
    ҡырғыҙ (qïrğïð, Kyrgyz) + ‎-стан (-stan) → ‎Ҡырғыҙстан (Qïrğïðstan, Kyrgyzstan)

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Kyrgyz[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian ـِسْتَانْ(-estân, place of), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *stáHnam, from Proto-Indo-European *steh₂- (to stand).

Suffix[edit]

-стан (-stan)

  1. Suffix to form country names when added to names of ethnic groups.
    кыргыз (kırgız, Kyrgyz) + ‎-стан (-stan) → ‎Кыргызстан (Kırgızstan, Kyrgyzstan)
    өзбек (özbek, Uzbek) + ‎-стан (-stan) → ‎Өзбекстан (Özbekstan, Uzbekistan)
  2. Suffix to form place of something.
    гүл (gül, flower) + ‎-стан (-stan) → ‎гүлстан (gülstan, rose garden)

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