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%
19
flagthe Netherlands
91%
2%
2%
4%
49
flagthe United Arab Emirates
90%
5%
5%
0%
20
flagSpain
82%
0%
5%
5%
17
flagUnknown
80%
4%
6%
8%
508
flagNorway
80%
10%
6%
3%
30
flagUkraine
80%
4%
0%
12%
25
flagPoland
79%
4%
4%
9%
10433
flagItaly
76%
4%
4%
4%
25
flagDenmark
76%
0%
15%
7%
13
flagGermany
74%
8%
7%
8%
137
flagthe United Kingdom
72%
7%
4%
14%
214
flagthe United States
72%
9%
9%
6%
207
flagSwitzerland
72%
0%
9%
18%
11
flagCanada
70%
10%
5%
10%
20
flagFrance
63%
8%
5%
22%
36
flagRwanda
60%
20%
10%
10%
10
flagRepublic of Ireland
56%
10%
3%
30%
30
flagIndia
50%
25%
8%
0%
24

Gender

men79%
women78%
land between rivers
79%
78%
middle earth
5%
4%
ancient land
4%
5%
land of the riches
10%
11%

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