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Further Problems with the “Ethnolinguanymic State” Concept: The Case of Afghanistan

By Martin W. Lewis | November 17, 2011 | 28 Comments
Map of Underfit States

Last Saturday’s post on “ethnolinguanymic states” generated pointed criticisms, especially from Maju, whose frequent comments on GeoCurrents are much appreciated. I realized afterward that the main problem was a lack of clarity in the initial post. The ultimate point was not to argue that “ethnolinguanymic” countries (those whose names incorporate the names of their main language) should be regarded as …

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