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Cathay

(kăthā`), name for North China used by medieval Europeans, derived from the Khitan (or Khitai), a Manchurian people who conquered S Manchuria and N China and founded the Liao dynasty (937–1125). S China was referred to as Mangi. Long after the end of the Liao, the Russians and some central Asian people continued to and still use Kitai as the name of China. The description of Cathay by Marco Polo (c.1254–c.1324) in his journal helped popularize the name in medieval Europe.
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Rank: Sergeant Regiment: RAF Age: 24 Death: July 15, 1918 Buried at: La Ville-Aux-Bois British Cemetery Alfred Bowman Husband of Ellen Bowman, of 115 Cathays Terrace.
Rank: Stoker Regiment: Royal Naval Reserve Age: 42 Death: February 21,1919 Buried at: Cardiff (Cathays) Cemetery David Clifford Husband of Alice Mary Clifford, of 152 Cathays Terrace.
And before someone takes me to task for saying that 85% of the population of Cathays during term time are students, these figures are those quoted by the police in Cathays.
In the competition, Cathays High beat local rivals Radyr A 4-3 and swept aside North Gwent B 7-0.
Cathays won the doubles to make the score 3-1 in their favour.
First of all, I would like to clarify that there are no plans to convert Cathays library into a mosque or other religious buildings.
Ms Hughes also referred to the students having their own library in Cathays and therefore not needing to use Cathays library.