Via other European languages, ultimately a borrowing from Kazakh Қазақстан (Qazaqstan), itslef from Kazakh қазақ (qazaq) and Persian ستان (stān), a common ending for country names. In Latvian, the word was made into a feminine, 4th-declension noun, following the general pattern for country names.
Kazahstāna f (4th declension)
- Kazakhstan (country in central Asia, partially also in Europe, with Astana as its capital)
Kazahstānas karogs ― the flag of Kazakhstan
Kazahstānā atrodas Baikonuras kosmodroms ― the Baikonur Cosmodrome is situated in Kazakhstan
Kazahstāna pasludināja sevi par neatkarīgu valsti 1991. gada 16. decembrī ― Kazakhstan declared itself an independent country on December 16th, 1991