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O·man(ō-män′) Formerly Mus·cat and Oman (mŭs′kăt′, -kət, mŭs-kăt′)
A sultanate of the southeast Arabian Peninsula on the Gulf of Oman, an arm of the Arabian Sea. Much of the area was controlled by the Portuguese from 1508 to 1650 and the Turks until 1741, when the present royal line was founded. Oman established close ties with Great Britain in the late 1700s. Muscat is the capital.
O·man′i (ō-mä′nē) adj. & n.
(Placename) a sultanate in SE Arabia, on the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea: the most powerful state in Arabia in the 19th century, ruling Zanzibar, much of the Persian coast, and part of Pakistan. Official language: Arabic. Official religion: Muslim. Currency: rial. Capital: Muscat. Pop: 3 154 134 (2013 est). Area: about 306 000 sq km (118 150 sq miles). Former name (until 1970): Muscat and Oman
1. Sultanate of. Formerly, Muscat and Oman. an independent sultanate in SE Arabia. 2,446,645; ab. 309,500 sq. mi. (119,969 sq. km). Cap.: Muscat.
2. Gulf of, a NW arm of the Arabian Sea, at the entrance to the Persian Gulf.
O•ma•ni (oʊˈmɑ ni) n., pl.
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|Noun||1.||Oman - a strategically located monarchy on the southern and eastern coasts of the Arabian Peninsula; the economy is dominated by oil|
Arab League - an international organization of independent Arab states formed in 1945 to promote cultural and economic and military and political and social cooperation
Arabia, Arabian Peninsula - a peninsula between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf; strategically important for its oil resources
Gulf States - the countries in southwestern Asia that border the Persian Gulf
Asia - the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
Omani - a native or inhabitant of Oman
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