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
94%
2%
2%
0%
35
flagthe United Arab Emirates
81%
9%
9%
0%
11
flagPoland
79%
4%
5%
9%
7721
flagNorway
79%
8%
8%
4%
24
flagItaly
77%
4%
0%
4%
22
flagSpain
76%
0%
7%
7%
13
flagCanada
75%
12%
0%
12%
16
flagGermany
74%
6%
7%
8%
119
flagthe United Kingdom
73%
7%
4%
13%
179
flagthe United States
72%
9%
9%
6%
183
flagUnknown
72%
5%
12%
10%
40
flagDenmark
72%
0%
18%
9%
11
flagUkraine
71%
7%
0%
21%
14
flagIndia
66%
26%
0%
0%
15
flagFrance
64%
5%
5%
23%
34
flagRepublic of Ireland
57%
10%
0%
32%
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Gender

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

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