Scripts Дастан (Kazakh Cyrillic, Kyrgyz), داستان (Kazakh Arabic)
Other Forms FormsDasdan, Dastān, Dhāstān
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Contributor Contrib.Lady_Skywalker on 5/30/2010
Derived from Persian داستان (dâstân) meaning "story, legend", also used to refer to a form of oral history originating from Central Asia. This is another name for Zal, a figure in the 'Shahnameh'.