Why do many countries in Asia end with -stan? e.g. Afganistan, Uzbekistan

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Karasuno
Well, look at it another way. Why do so many European countries end in -land? England, Finland, Scotland, Iceland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, etc. -Stan means 'place of' as a suffix so it's just one of those things.
on August 20, 2016
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Hikari_Chan
Because "Sthan" means Place in eastern languages. And Afganisthan=Land of Afghans
on August 19, 2016
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KKKokiiiwiie
Because at one time they where all one countrybut then broke up
on December 21, 2015
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CrystalDiamond2323
on July 15, 2014
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The_Panda_Otaku
Why do the continents start with the same letter and end with the same letter? (Not including north south,east or west) That is the question,
But in all honesty I have no clue
LilianaTheTiger
What about Europe?
It's the two Americas, Asia, Africa, Australia, Antarctica then Europe is all alone...
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on July 07, 2016
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on July 15, 2014
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Kisume
Kazakstan. my mom was born there ^.^
on July 15, 2014
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TheSortingHat
Um, it's a general coincidence. Duh.
on July 15, 2014
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Whisker_Queer
Because they want to.
on June 09, 2015
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Avienexjel
Because Asia's like that.
Whisker_Queer
Dafuq thats the middle east XD
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on November 28, 2014
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on July 16, 2014
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