Katar

[kah-tahr, kuh-tahr]

Qatar

or Ka·tar

[kah-tahr, kuh-tahr]
noun
  1. an independent emirate on the Persian Gulf; under British protection until 1971. 8500 sq. mi. (22,000 sq. km). Capital: Doha.
Related formsQa·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.

  • Now,” said 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

Katar

noun
  1. a variant spelling of Qatar

Qatar

Katar

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

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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