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%
12
flagthe Netherlands
95%
2%
2%
0%
43
flagthe United Arab Emirates
88%
5%
5%
0%
17
flagPoland
79%
4%
5%
9%
8186
flagNorway
79%
8%
8%
4%
24
flagSpain
78%
0%
7%
7%
14
flagItaly
77%
4%
0%
4%
22
flagUnknown
76%
8%
8%
6%
59
flagGermany
75%
6%
7%
8%
120
flagUkraine
75%
6%
0%
18%
16
flagthe United States
72%
9%
9%
7%
195
flagthe United Kingdom
72%
8%
4%
13%
192
flagDenmark
72%
0%
18%
9%
11
flagCanada
70%
11%
0%
11%
17
flagFrance
64%
5%
5%
23%
34
flagIndia
58%
29%
0%
0%
17
flagRepublic of Ireland
56%
10%
3%
30%
30

Gender

men77%
women79%
land between rivers
77%
79%
middle earth
6%
5%
ancient land
4%
4%
land of the riches
10%
11%

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