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Stans

[ shtahns ]
/ ʃtɑns /
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noun

a town in and the capital of Nidwalden, in central Switzerland.

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British Dictionary definitions for Stans (1 of 2)

Stans1
/ (German ʃtans) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for Stans (2 of 2)

Stans2
/ (stænz) /

pl n

the Stans a region in Central Asia that consists of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan
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