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I am missing the correct pronunciation: stressed on first or second syllable, with or without English "-th-"... e.g. ca-THAI or KE-they or...

It’s ka-THAI. —Stephen 13:22, 6 January 2009 (UTC)


I'm a bit picky but Catai is attested in Devisement du monde, by Marco Polo in the XIII century. First etymon is not portuguese but old French. What do you think?

It's not picky at all. The former etymology was utterly bizarre. In any case, the OED derives it directly from medieval Latin not via French. — LlywelynII 21:45, 28 July 2016 (UTC)