Query: Meaning of "istan"

Jan Wilson (G1824303@NMSUVM1.NMSU.EDU)
Fri, 25 Oct 1996 18:18:22 MDT

Hi, folks. A librarian friend of mine asked me if I would post a query for
her. She was trying to find out the meaning of "istan" in Pakistan,
Turkmenistan, etc. Any help available from you linguistic anthros?
Thanks. :-) JanW, G1824303@nmsuvm1.nmsu.eduu