Usage Arabic, Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
Scripts رباط(Arabic) Ռաբաթ(Armenian) Рабат(Belarusian, Bulgarian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian, Tajik) רבאט(Hebrew) رابات(Kazakh Arabic) ڕەبات(Kurdish Sorani) ราบัต(Thai)
Pronounced Pron. rah-BAHT(Armenian) rə-BAT(English) rə-BAHT(English) RA-BA(French) ra-BAT(German, Romanian, Spanish, Thai) RAW-bawt(Hungarian) RA-bat(Italian, Polish) ru-BAT(Russian) ra-BADH(Spanish) [key·IPA]
Other Forms Formsar-Rabat (Arabic), Ribat (Arabic)
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Meaning & History
Means "ribat" in Arabic, referring to a type of fortification used during the Muslim conquest of the Maghreb. It is also used as a shortened form of the city's Arabic nickname, رباط الفتح (ribatu l-fath), which means "fortification of conquest, fortification of victory". This is the name of the capital city of Morocco, properly written with the definite article الرباط (ar-Rabat) in Arabic.