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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flagGreece
100%
0%
0%
0%
18
flagthe Netherlands
93%
2%
2%
2%
45
flagthe United Arab Emirates
88%
5%
5%
0%
17
flagNorway
81%
7%
7%
3%
27
flagSpain
81%
0%
6%
6%
16
flagPoland
79%
4%
5%
9%
8893
flagUnknown
79%
5%
6%
9%
231
flagUkraine
79%
4%
0%
12%
24
flagItaly
75%
4%
4%
4%
24
flagGermany
74%
6%
8%
8%
124
flagthe United States
72%
8%
9%
6%
202
flagDenmark
72%
0%
18%
9%
11
flagthe United Kingdom
71%
8%
5%
14%
199
flagCanada
66%
11%
5%
11%
18
flagFrance
62%
8%
5%
22%
35
flagRwanda
60%
20%
10%
10%
10
flagRepublic of Ireland
56%
10%
3%
30%
30
flagIndia
55%
27%
5%
0%
18

Gender

men78%
women78%
land between rivers
78%
78%
middle earth
6%
4%
ancient land
4%
5%
land of the riches
10%
11%

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