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"stan" as in Afghanistan, Pakistan ect...

Posted by Bruce Kahl on March 19, 2004

In Reply to: "Stan" as in Afghanistan, Pakistan ect... posted by steve on March 19, 2004

: Does anyone know the meaning of the "stan" part of Afghanistan, Pakistan, ect....

The suffix "stan" is an ancient Persian and/or Farsi word meaning country, nation, land, or place of, so, the country name of Afghanistan would then mean "homeland" of the Afghans, or place of the Afghans.