EXAMPLES | 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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Examples from the Web for katar Historical Examples of katar Katar was very glad to see the child, who was now four years old.
Katar, “twist your left ear, and you will see what a beautiful young prince you will become.
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.
A Khanji keeps a khan (an inn), just as an Arabaji drives an araba (a carriage), or a
Katarji a katar (a mule). British Dictionary definitions for katar noun a variant spelling of Qatar 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 katar
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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