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Cai·ro

 (kī′rō)
The capital and largest city of Egypt, in the northeast part of the country on the Nile River. Old Cairo was built c. 642 as a military camp; the new city was founded c. 968 by the Fatimid dynasty and reached its greatest prosperity under the Mameluke sultans (13th-16th century).

Cairo

(ˈkaɪrəʊ)
n
(Placename) the capital of Egypt, on the Nile: the largest city in Africa and in the Middle East; industrial centre; site of the university and mosque of Al Azhar (founded in 972). Pop: 11 146 000 (2005 est). Arabic name: El Qahira
ˈCairene n, adj

Cai•ro

(ˈkaɪ roʊ)

n.
the capital of Egypt, in the N part on the E bank of the Nile. 6,325,000.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Cairo - a town at the southern tip of Illinois at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers
IL, Illinois, Land of Lincoln, Prairie State - a midwestern state in north-central United States
2.Cairo - the capital of Egypt and the largest city in AfricaCairo - 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
Arab Republic of Egypt, Egypt, United Arab Republic - a republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC
Cairene - a native or inhabitant of Cairo
Translations

Cairo

[ˈkaɪərəʊ] NEl Cairo

Cairo

[ˈkaɪrəʊ] nle Caire

Cairo

nKairo nt

Cairo

[ˈkaɪərəʊ] nil Cairo f
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Cairenes are looking for secure neighbourhoods complete with community retail facilities, as well as education and healthcare facilities that complement the residential component.
On the night before the festival, according to Wilkinson, thousands of Cairenes crowded booths on the shore or boats on the river where they were suitably entertained.
The other reason to come to the Khan is the historic ahwa, El-Fishawi's, where you can enjoy a coffee and bubbling sheesha the way Cairenes have been doing since 1773.
Sinai is Safe connects young Cairenes with the Bedouin of the south Sinai to explore the desert landscape, sandy mountains and wadis worlds away from Egypt's crowded cities.
Many Cairenes probably agree that Friday mornings in the Egyptian capital are the best.
A song accompanied Cairenes to the polls last week, blaring from cars and loud-speakers set up by shop owners.
Some Cairenes ironically refer to the black-outs to as 'Sisi time', because of the speech where El Sisi announced his presidential candidacy and called on all citizens to tighten their belts for the good of the nation.
Middle Eastern food cultures change, sometimes radically, over time and place, just as ecological conditions shape the availability of foodstuffs in a way that prevented medieval Cairenes from replicating the foodways of their Iraqi counterparts.
And as Cairenes stepped out on January 25 in 2011, Soueif wrapped up at the Jaipur Literature Festival and took the first flight back to Cairo.
The "serendipity" of it all is that these informal processes, guided by everyday Cairenes, actually work, making Cairo an efficient, functional city.
Lost in limbo, the Cairenes expressed the moments they were witnessing and what was happening to them; people with aspirations.
They established committees to oversee security, food and medical treatment in what became a liberated zone where Cairenes and Egyptians from beyond came to register their rejection of the established order where Mubarak's mantra of security first trumped everything.