Which country used to be called Ceylon?

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Arabs referred to it as Serendib, which is the origin of the word "serendip­i­ty", from the Persian fairy tale The Three Princes of Serendip, whose heroes "were always making dis­cov­er­ies, by ac­ci­dents and sagac­i­ty, of things they were not in quest of".

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flagSwitzerland
0%
4%
0%
96%
25
flagUkraine
8%
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4%
87%
24
flagSpain
3%
6%
9%
80%
31
flagCanada
4%
7%
9%
78%
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flagthe United Arab Emirates
12%
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flagGermany
11%
6%
6%
74%
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flagFrance
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6%
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46
flagAustralia
10%
10%
7%
71%
28
flagNorway
11%
8%
11%
68%
45
flagSweden
14%
5%
8%
67%
34
flagItaly
10%
7%
13%
68%
38
flagthe United Kingdom
17%
7%
10%
64%
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flagthe United States
11%
11%
9%
64%
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flagPoland
16%
9%
9%
63%
15037
flagAustria
27%
4%
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63%
22
flagIndia
8%
9%
18%
62%
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flagthe Netherlands
23%
8%
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58%
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flagRepublic of Ireland
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flagUnknown
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flagthe Philippines
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Gender

men63%
women57%
India
16%
17%
Bangladesh
9%
11%
Myanmar
11%
13%
Sri Lanka
63%
57%

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