What does 'Mesopotamia' literally mean?

land between rivers
middle earth
ancient land
land of the riches
Since the earliest times, Mesopotamia was known as 'land between rivers' or 'land of rivers' in most of lan­guages. "Me­sopotami­a" consists of two greek com­pound­s: "Meso" (middle, between, as in Mesoamer­i­ca) and "Pota­mos" (river, as in hip­popota­mus).

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land between rivers
middle earth
ancient land
land of the riches
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flagthe Netherlands
93%
3%
3%
0%
33
flagItaly
85%
5%
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5%
20
flagthe United Arab Emirates
81%
9%
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0%
11
flagPoland
79%
4%
5%
9%
7432
flagNorway
78%
8%
8%
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flagGermany
77%
6%
4%
8%
106
flagSpain
76%
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13
flagthe United States
73%
9%
8%
5%
175
flagCanada
73%
13%
0%
13%
15
flagDenmark
72%
0%
18%
9%
11
flagthe United Kingdom
71%
7%
4%
14%
166
flagUkraine
71%
7%
0%
21%
14
flagUU
66%
0%
18%
14%
27
flagIndia
66%
26%
0%
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15
flagFrance
62%
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27%
29
flagRepublic of Ireland
59%
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men78%
women78%
land between rivers
78%
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middle earth
6%
5%
ancient land
4%
4%
land of the riches
10%
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