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 qatar Contemporary Examples of qatar Qatar is just a little spit of land that looks like a polyp on edge of Saudi Arabia.
American criticism, meanwhile, is blunted by the U.S. need to maintain its major military base in
Had the coup succeeded, the
Qatar problem might have become still worse than it is.
The successful World Cup bids of both Russia and
Qatar have come under relentless scrutiny that has ultimately changed little.
Suspicion has focused on the government of
Qatar, which has strong ties to Nusra, as the source of the money. British Dictionary definitions for 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 qatar
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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