The stan in Afghanistan
Updated February 23, 2017 | Factmonster Staff
Many of the countries in the news end with the suffix "stan." It must mean something. Do you know?
According to Webster's dictionary, the suffix "stan" is Persian for "country." Afghanistan translates as "country of the Afghans."
Learn more about Persian in our encyclopedia. Or read profiles of the "Stans" in Countries of the World.
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