What does -stan nations mean?

-stan nations in Community Dictionary

The seven nations of West Central Asia that form a big subcontinental block and are generally the heirs of Mideastern, Asian far Eastern European social, linguistic and religious traditions.The term is regarded as convenience usually used by diplomats also students of the region to mention to the huge bloc of countries.They are:AfghanistanKazakhstanKyrgyzstanPakistanTajikistanTurkmenistanUzbekistan by Letisha GullattReport definition
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