Place Name KAZAKHSTAN

TYPE: Country
OTHER SCRIPTS: Казахстан (Russian)

Meaning & History

From Kazakh Қазақстан (Qazaqstan), from the ethnic name қазақ (qazaq), which is probably of Turkic origin, combined with the Persian suffix ستان (stan) meaning "land of". This is the name of a country in central Asia.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Kasachstan (German), Qazaqstan (Kazakh)