Place Name CAIRO

TYPE: Settlement
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: KIE-ro   [details]

Meaning & History

From Arabic القاهرة (al-Qahirah) meaning "the victorious", in honour of the conquering Fatimid caliph al-Mu'izz li Din Allah (932-975). This is the name of the capital city of Egypt.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Al-Qahirah (Arabic)