Usage Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Persian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek
Scripts قطر(Arabic, Persian, Urdu) क़तर(Hindi) Қатар(Tajik, Uzbek Cyrillic) قاتار(Uyghur)
Pronounced Pron. KA-tar(Arabic) kah-TAR(Dutch) KA-tahr(English) KAH-tahr(English, Finnish) KAH-tər(English) kə-TAHR(English) KA-TAR(French) KU-tər(Hindi) ga-TAR(Persian) [key·IPA]
Other Forms FormsGhatar (Persian)
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Meaning & History
From Catharrei, the name given to the inhabitants of region by Roman writer Pliny the Elder, which may have been based on the name of a local settlement. The name Catara was later used by Greek astronomer Ptolemy to refer to the peninsula, which was eventually transmitted into Arabic. This is the name of a country in Western Asia.