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(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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Vicky Hart has joined the Cathays team after having gained a wealth of experience having worked for Peter Alan for more than 10 years.
Businesses in the area set up a group called Cathays Compass about a year ago to make Cathays a true community again.
Edward Dimond Son of Susan Dimond, of 124 Cathays Terrace; Husband of Beatrice Dimond, of 24, Commercial Street Abergavenny.
As Cathays councillors we nd this oensive and we are sure many residents do too.
But stiff opposition to the application has come from Cathays councillor Simon Pickard, who said that it could make the areas of Cathays and Roath an "extension of the city centre."
When we moved to Cathays there were two cars in our street - neither were mine, I had a bicycle.
At the start of the final day of the competition Tonypandy were tied at the top of the table with Cathays High.
I refer to the letter from Ms Hughes (Viewpoints, April 14) regarding the future of Cardiff's Cathays library.
I refer to the letter in the Echo from Councillor J Carter, regarding the proposed relocation of Cardiff's Cathays Library.
The plans involve the redevelopment of the Texaco garage opposite Llantrisant Street on Cathays Terrace, Cathays.
I'm not quite sure what the parents at Ton Ywen Primary School think goes on in Cathays High School, but as the parent of a child currently at Cathays I am horrified at the dreadful comments about our school.