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Qatar

Sheila S. Blair and Jonathan M. Bloom

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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Country in the Persian/Arabian Gulf comprising the Qatar peninsula and a few small islands, with its capital at Doha. The semi-desert, limestone peninsula extends c. 180 km north from mainland Arabia, with which it has long-standing links and rivalry, as it has with nearby Bahrain and Iran. The indigenous population (c. 850,000; 2007 estimate) is mainly Sunni Muslim, and includes many people originally from Iran and East Africa. There is also a

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