The origin of the name Serendip

The origin of the name Serendip

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The origin of the name Serendip

February 14, 2021 - Serendip is the ancient Persian name for Sri Lanka (also formerly known as Ceylon) and is the origin of the word serendipity. But it is not the only name Sri Lanka used to be known by. Read on to discover more. Historical backgroundSri Lanka is a beautiful tropical island in the Indian ocean, just off the south-eastern tip of India. It has been a stopping point for traders between Europe, the Middle East and China since ancient times.  They came for the gems and spices that Sri Lanka was famous for, and many of the traders from Arabia settled around the...

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