EXAMPLES | noun a city in and the capital of the state of Qatar, on the Persian Gulf. noun an independent emirate on the Persian Gulf; under British protection until 1971. 8500 sq. mi. (22,000 sq. km). : Doha. Capital Related forms Qa·tar·i, adjective, noun
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Doha News, it was around this time that Al-Thani sacrificed his Supercomplication watch to pay for the debts.
We learned that at least three major news organizations had sent full crews to
Doha this week to try to find the Taliban Five.
Doha, Qatar, everybody knows the Taliban commanders released from Guantanamo are in town, but nobody knows where.
For me, it was a fun excuse to tour the real
Doha since I was already in the neighborhood. Doha, QATAR — The summers in Doha are so unbearably hot, few people venture out on the streets during daylight hours. British Dictionary definitions for doha noun the capital and chief port of Qatar, on the E coast of the peninsula. Pop: 370 000 (2002 est) Former name: Bida, El Beda noun 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 doha
probably from Arabic
katran "tar, resin," in reference to petroleum. Related: Qatari.
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Qatar [( kah-tahr, kuh- tahr)] Note
It has successfully exploited its oil reserves since 1949.
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