Meaning of Kuwait in English:


Pronunciation /kʊˈweɪt/

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proper noun

  • A country on the north-western coast of the Persian Gulf; population 3,900,000 (estimated 2015); official language, Arabic; capital, Kuwait City.

Kuwait has been an autonomous Arab sheikhdom, under the rule of an amir, from the 18th century, although the British established a protectorate from 1897 until 1961. One of the world's leading oil-producing countries, Kuwait was invaded by Iraq in August 1990, the occupying forces being expelled in the Gulf War of 1991