Type Political Subdivision
Usage Belarusian, Bulgarian, English, Indonesian, Italian, Kyrgyz, Norwegian, Romanian, Russian, Swedish, Tatar, Ukrainian
Scripts Каракалпакстан(Belarusian, Bulgarian, Kyrgyz, Russian, Tatar, Ukrainian)
From Karakalpak Қарақалпақстан (Qaraqalpaqstan), a combination of the name of the Karakalpak people and the Persian suffix -ستان (-stan) meaning "land of". The ethnic name is derived from Karakalpak қара (qara) meaning "black" and қалпақ (qalpaq) referring to a high-crowned cap worn in Central Asia. This is the name of an autonomous republic in western Uzbekistan.