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Stans

[shtahns] /ʃtɑns/
noun
1.
a town in and the capital of Nidwalden, in central Switzerland.

Stan

[stan] /stæn/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Stanley.

Nidwalden

[neet-vahl-duh n] /ˈnitˌvɑl dən/
noun
1.
a demicanton of Unterwalden, in central Switzerland. 106 sq. mi. (275 sq. km).
Capital: Stans.
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Stans1

/German ʃtans/
noun
1.
a town in central Switzerland, capital of Nidwalden demicanton, 11 km (7 miles) southeast of Lucerne: tourist centre. Pop: 6983 (2000)

Stans2

/stænz/
plural noun
1.
the Stans, a region in Central Asia that consists of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan
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