Why do we make fun of the fact that so many places in the Middle East have names ending in “-stan”, anyway?
The suffix “-stan” just means “land [of]”.
Do you know how many places in Europe have names that end in “-land”?
England, Scotland, Ireland, Poland, Finland, Holland, Switzerland, the Netherlands - hell, even Germany’s native moniker is “Deutschland”.
Outside of Europe (and considering only those regions with predominantly white populations), you’ve got Iceland and New Zealand, plus sub-national regions like Queensland (Australia), Newfoundland (Canada), Greenland (part of Denmark), and so forth.
8th april ~ some more geography case study notes! I really should be doing the essays for next week because I don’t have enough time to finish them as it is but I have no self control (from instagram.com/studysthetics)
taken from my ig: @study.relief //
i’ve been a little bored lately and worried about my results, so i’ve taken to doing some extra IB Geography option topics to keep my mind off it and to pretend that i’m still working hard. plus, it helps w/ my university studies 😁 the aftermath of #ibsurvivors amirite?
Pretty happy with how English went this morning, but geography is tomorrow and I’m terrified. But hey let’s just merrily doddle great headers and banners for everything and pretend I’m way more prepared than I really am.
But I’m back in the haven of my family garden and my auntie invited me round to dinner so all is fine.