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
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29
flagItaly
85%
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20
flagSpain
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flagthe United Arab Emirates
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flagPoland
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flagCanada
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flagNorway
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flagGermany
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flagthe United States
73%
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9%
5%
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flagthe United Kingdom
72%
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flagUkraine
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14
flagDenmark
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flagIndia
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14
flagRepublic of Ireland
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flagFrance
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middle earth
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