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Type Political Subdivision
Usage Tatar, Russian
Scripts Татарстан(Tatar, Russian)
Pronounced Pron. /ta.tar.ˈstan/(Tatar) /tə.tɐr.ˈstan/(Russian)  [key·simplify]

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 of Russia.
Added 5/16/2016 by HL
Edited 9/12/2021 by Lucille and HL

See Also

User submission Tatarstán