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
flagFrance
16%
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4%
78%
42
flagCanada
5%
7%
10%
76%
38
flagSpain
3%
7%
11%
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flagGermany
10%
6%
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flagAustralia
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flagthe United Arab Emirates
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flagNorway
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72%
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flagPoland
17%
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flagthe United States
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309
flagItaly
13%
6%
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66%
30
flagIndia
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16%
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flagthe United Kingdom
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11%
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flagRepublic of Ireland
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61%
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flagDenmark
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flagthe Netherlands
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Gender

men70%
women56%
India
13%
18%
Bangladesh
6%
10%
Myanmar
9%
13%
Sri Lanka
70%
56%

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