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Type Political Subdivision
Scripts Каракалпакстан(Russian)
Pronounced Pron. /kə.rə.kəɫ.pɐk.ˈstan/(Russian)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From Karakalpak Қарақалпақстан (Qaraqalpaqstan), itself from the name of the Karakalpak people combined with 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.
Added 9/14/2016 by HL
Edited 9/9/2021 by HL