Which country used to be called Ceylon?

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Sri Lanka
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%
0%
0%
100%
14
flagthe United Arab Emirates
6%
0%
6%
86%
15
flagSpain
4%
8%
12%
76%
25
flagGermany
9%
6%
7%
75%
124
flagCanada
5%
8%
10%
75%
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flagUkraine
16%
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8%
75%
12
flagFrance
20%
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5%
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34
flagAustralia
11%
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3%
73%
26
flagNorway
14%
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27
flagItaly
10%
6%
13%
68%
29
flagPoland
17%
8%
9%
64%
8799
flagthe United States
12%
11%
9%
63%
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flagRepublic of Ireland
20%
4%
11%
62%
43
flagthe United Kingdom
21%
6%
12%
60%
257
flagIndia
8%
11%
16%
60%
89
flagthe Netherlands
18%
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59%
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flagSweden
28%
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flagthe Philippines
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flagAustria
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Gender

men71%
women56%
India
12%
18%
Bangladesh
6%
10%
Myanmar
8%
13%
Sri Lanka
71%
56%

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