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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25
flagUkraine
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23
flagSpain
3%
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79%
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flagCanada
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flagthe United Arab Emirates
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flagFrance
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flagGermany
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flagAustralia
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flagNorway
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flagSweden
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flagthe United Kingdom
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flagthe United States
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flagItaly
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flagPoland
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flagAustria
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flagthe Netherlands
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Gender

men63%
women56%
India
16%
17%
Bangladesh
9%
11%
Myanmar
10%
13%
Sri Lanka
63%
56%

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