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Type Country
Scripts Казахстан (Russian, Ukrainian)
Pronounced Pron. KAHZ-ək-stan (English), kə-zukh-STAN (Russian), KA-ZA-KSTAHN (French)

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.