Pronunciation: (koo-wāt'), [key]
1. a sovereign monarchy in NE Arabia, on the NW coast of the Persian Gulf: formerly a British protectorate. 1,100,000; ab. 8000 sq. mi. (20,720 sq. km).
2. a seaport in and the capital of this monarchy. 800,000. Also,Koweit.
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