Alcantara

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Alcantara, Alcântara (Portuguese), Alcántara (Spanish), Alcàntara, Alcàntera, El-Qantarah and (El) Kantara are all transliterations of the Arabic word al qantara (القنطرة), meaning "the bridge". It can be found not only in Arab countries, but also in the Iberian Peninsula, where the name persisted past the Reconquista, and Latin America, derived from Iberian place names and other places that were under Arab influence in the past.

It may refer to:

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Cognate names[edit]

  • Alcantarilla (diminutive of Alcántara), a municipality in Murcia, Spain
  • Alcantarilha (diminitive of Alcântara), a parish in Portugal

See also[edit]

  • Alcazaba (in Spanish), Portuguese: Alcaçova, Catalan: Alcassaba, from Arabic al-qaṣbah (القصبة), meaning "the walled-fortification (or citadel)"
  • Alcazar (Alcázar, Alcácer, Alcàsser), from Arabic al qasr (القصر), meaning "the citadel (or fortification)"
  • Alcalá (also Alcala or Alcalà), from Arabic al qal'a (القلعة) meaning "the citadel (or fortification)"