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Kuwait

Syllabification: Ku·wait
Pronunciation: /ˌko͞oˈwāt
 
, kəˈwāt
 
/

Definition of Kuwait in English:

A country on the northwestern coast of the Persian Gulf; population 2,692,500 (est. 2009); capital, Kuwait City; official language, Arabic.

With a history as a fishing and trading sheikhdom, Kuwait, since the 1930s, has become one of the world’s leading oil producers. Iraqi claims on the area led to the 1990–91 occupation and resulting Gulf War

Derivatives

Kuwaiti

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈwātē/
adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • The hotel is swarming with African-American converts and Kuwaitis.
  • The two attackers were gunned down, and there are 15 Kuwaitis that are currently being held awaiting trial in that regard.
  • In October, two Kuwaitis killed a marine and wounded another during war games on Failaka island, 12 miles east of Kuwait City.

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