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Katar

[kah-tahr, kuh-tahr] /ˈkɑ tɑr, kəˈtɑr/
noun
1.

Qatar

or Katar

[kah-tahr, kuh-tahr] /ˈkɑ tɑr, kəˈtɑr/
noun
1.
an independent emirate on the Persian Gulf; under British protection until 1971. 8500 sq. mi. (22,000 sq. km).
Capital: Doha.
Related forms
Qatari, adjective, noun
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Examples from the Web for Katar
Historical Examples
  • Katar was very glad to see the child, who was now four years old.

    Indian Fairy Tales Anonymous
  • Now,” said Katar, “twist your left ear, and you will see what a beautiful young prince you will become.

    Indian Fairy Tales Anonymous
  • A Khanji keeps a khan (an inn), just as an Arabaji drives an araba (a carriage), or a Katarji a Katar (a mule).

    The Cradle of Mankind W.A. Wigram
  • 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.

    Indian Fairy Tales Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for Katar

Katar

/kæˈtɑː/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of Qatar

Qatar

/kæˈtɑː/
noun
1.
a state in E Arabia, occupying a peninsula in the Persian Gulf: under Persian rule until the 19th century; became a British protectorate in 1916; declared independence in 1971; exports petroleum and natural gas. Official language: Arabic. Official religion: (Sunni) Muslim. Currency: riyal. Capital: Doha. Pop: 2 042 444 (2013 est). Area: about 11 000 sq km (4250 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for Katar

Qatar

probably from Arabic katran "tar, resin," in reference to petroleum. Related: Qatari.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Katar in Culture
Qatar [(kah-tahr, kuh-tahr)]

Kingdom on the Arabian Peninsula, located on a small peninsula extending into the Persian Gulf, bordered to the south by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Note: Qatar was a British protectorate from 1916 to 1971.
Note: It has successfully exploited its oil reserves since 1949.
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