Qa·tar (kätər, ŭtər, kə-tär)
A country of eastern Arabia on a peninsula in the southwest Persian Gulf. A traditional monarchy, it was a British protectorate from 1916 until 1971, when it became independent. Oil was first produced commercially in 1949, and its production still dominates Qatar's economy. Doha is the capital and the largest city.
Qa·tari adj. & n.
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