Definition of Al qahira

1. Noun. The capital of Egypt and the largest city in Africa; a major port just to the south of the Nile delta; formerly the home of the Pharaohs.

Exact synonyms: Cairo, Capital Of Egypt, Egyptian Capital, El Qahira
Generic synonyms: Port, National Capital
Group relationships: Arab Republic Of Egypt, Egypt, United Arab Republic
Member holonyms: Cairene

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Al Qahira

Al-Jama'a al-Islamiyyah al-Muqatilah bi-Libya
Al-Sayyid Bedouin Sign Language
Al Alamayn
Al Capone
Al Faran
Al Gore
Al Hijrah
Al Jazeera
Al Jolson
Al Madinah
Al Nathir
Al Qahira
Al Qanoon
Al Tawhid
Alabama River
Alabama lip fern

Literary usage of Al qahira

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1. Egypt by Eva Ambros (2001)
"For **Cairo O (Arabic: Al-Qahira) is not only the largest city in Africa - with ... While Al-Qahira, the namesake of modern Cairo, was not actually founded ..."

2. An Oriental Biographical Dictionary by Thomas William Beale, Henry George Keene (1894)
"... Africa and built the city Al-Qahira in Egypt, commonly called Grand Cairo, and died after a reign of 24 years in AD 976, 19th Rabi' II. An 365. ..."

3. Diversity, Globalization, and the Ways of Nature by Antón, Danilo J (1995)
"Almost three centuries later, the town of al Qahira was founded in a neighbouring site and, under Saladin, the four locales were united into a larger city. ..."

4. The Sword of Islam by Arthur Naylor Wollaston (1905)
"The fourth Khalif (AD 955-978) built the city of al qahira, now commonly called Cairo, and transferred the seat of government to that capital. ..."

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