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
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16
flagthe United Arab Emirates
5%
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11%
77%
18
flagCanada
5%
7%
10%
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flagSpain
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flagGermany
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flagFrance
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flagAustralia
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flagNorway
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flagItaly
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flagPoland
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flagthe United States
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flagthe United Kingdom
20%
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flagIndia
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17%
61%
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flagRepublic of Ireland
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flagthe Netherlands
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flagSweden
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Gender

men71%
women56%
India
12%
18%
Bangladesh
6%
10%
Myanmar
9%
13%
Sri Lanka
71%
56%

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