Cairo

geographical name
Cai·​ro | \ ˈkī-(ˌ)rō How to pronounce Cairo (audio) \

Definition of Cairo

city on the Nile River in northern Egypt; the nation's capital population 7,786,640

Note: Cairo grew from its roots in the 7th century to become the largest city in Africa, Europe, and Asia Minor in the first half of the 14th century.

Other Words from Cairo

Cairene \ kī-​ˈrēn How to pronounce Cairo (audio) \ adjective or noun

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“Cairo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cairo. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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