Definition of Qatar in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkätär/
Pronunciation: /kəˈtär/
A sheikhdom that occupies a peninsula on the western coast of the Persian Gulf; population 833,300 (est. 2009); capital, Doha; language, Arabic (official).

The country was a British protectorate from 1916 until 1971, when it became an independent state. Oil is the chief source of revenue.

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Syllabification: Qa·tar

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