- an independent emirate on the Persian Gulf; under British protection until 1971. 8500 sq. mi. (22,000 sq. km). Capital: Doha.
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Examples from the Web for qatari
It remains unclear whether Qatari authorities intervened or the organizers decided to close up shop because of media attention.U.S. Ally Qatar Shelters Jihadi Moneymen
December 10, 2014
Lawmakers are not convinced the Qatari government can be expected to keep the Taliban commanders from returning to the fight.Here’s Why America’s Only P.O.W. Was Suddenly Shown Alive
February 12, 2014
Most of the world knows Abdul Rahman Omeir al-Naimi as a Qatari history professor and human-rights activist.
On Thursday, Gulf News reported al-Naimi was arrested in 2009 for opposing co-education at Qatari universities.
Unlike the K-Team design, the Qatari model costs only $300 and weighs a fraction of the 33-pound Swiss variety.Dubai’s Camel Races Embrace Robot Jockeys
December 7, 2013
- of or relating to Qatar or its inhabitants
- a native or inhabitant of Qatar
- 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 qatari
probably from Arabic katran "tar, resin," in reference to petroleum. Related: Qatari.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Qatar was a British protectorate from 1916 to 1971.
It has successfully exploited its oil reserves since 1949.
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