Katar was very glad to see the child, who was now four years old.
Now,” said Katar, “twist your left ear, and you will see what a beautiful young prince you will become.
A Khanji keeps a khan (an inn), just as an Arabaji drives an araba (a carriage), or a Katarji a Katar (a mule).
Then he put on his splendid clothes, saddled and bridled Katar, got on his back with his sword and gun, and rode off to hunt.
probably from Arabic katran "tar, resin," in reference to petroleum. Related: Qatari.
Note: Qatar was a British protectorate from 1916 to 1971.
Note: It has successfully exploited its oil reserves since 1949.