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Type Settlement
Usage Arabic
Scripts القاهرة‎(Arabic)
Pronounced Pron. ªl-QAH-hi-rah
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Other Forms FormsCairo (English), Kashromi (Coptic) Il Cairo (Italian)

Meaning & History

It is the original form of Cairo the Egyptian capital city. Al-Qāhira means 'The Conquerer' because of a myth between its foundation and the planet Mars (that in Arabic is 'The Conquerer Star').
Added 10/24/2018 by Felie