Type Political Subdivision
Usage Tatar, Bashkir, Basque, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Danish, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovene, Swedish, Ukrainian
Scripts Татарстан(Tatar, Bashkir, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian) Ταταρστάν(Greek)
Pronounced Pron. ta-tar-STAN(Tatar) TAH-tahr-stahn(Finnish) TA-TAR-STAHN(French) tə-tur-STAN(Russian) [key·IPA]
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Meaning & History
From the ethnic name татар (tatar) combined with the Persian suffix -ستان (-stan) meaning "land of". The ethnic name is of uncertain origin, though it is believed to be derived from tata, an endonym for the Mongols. This is the name of a republic in Russia.