WATCH: The meaning of Qatar's name

WATCH: The meaning of Qatar's name

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Qatar is home to thousands of expatriates who enjoy some of the world's best facilities and services here.

The country strives for excellence across all fields and has been consistently recognized for all of its amazing efforts to ensure the wellbeing and prosperity of its people.

Given the current situation, as the country's authorities work tirelessly to combat the novel coronavirus, we couldn't be prouder of Qatar!

With this view, today's QL Flashback Friday takes a look into the meaning of the word 'Qatar.'

While the name may mean different things to each one of us, here are a few possible etymologies for you to know.

It was in the first century AD that a Roman writer, Pliny the Elder used the word "Catharrei" to refer to the nomads who lived in the region we now call Qatar.

The term Elder used can loosely be translated as "those who are in constant search of water."

Qatar's name may also have been derived from the Arabic word "Qatura," meaning "to exude."

The word Qatar may also be linked to the Arabic word "Qatran," which means "tar" or "resin," which is connected with the country's rich resources in petroleum and natural gas.

Let us know what 'Qatar' means to YOU in the comments section below!

 

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By muad-db• 29 Sep 2016 19:43
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