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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flagUkraine
12%
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6%
81%
16
flagSpain
3%
7%
10%
78%
28
flagGermany
10%
6%
6%
76%
155
flagCanada
5%
7%
10%
76%
39
flagthe United Arab Emirates
12%
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flagFrance
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flagAustralia
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flagNorway
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70%
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flagSweden
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flagItaly
12%
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69%
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flagPoland
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8%
9%
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flagthe United Kingdom
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flagthe United States
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11%
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flagIndia
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flagthe Netherlands
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flagRepublic of Ireland
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flagAustria
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flagUnknown
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flagDenmark
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flagthe Philippines
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Gender

men67%
women57%
India
14%
18%
Bangladesh
7%
10%
Myanmar
10%
13%
Sri Lanka
67%
57%

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