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
93%
2%
2%
2%
45
flagthe United Arab Emirates
88%
5%
5%
0%
18
flagNorway
82%
7%
7%
3%
28
flagSpain
82%
0%
5%
5%
17
flagUnknown
80%
3%
6%
8%
447
flagUkraine
80%
4%
0%
12%
25
flagPoland
79%
4%
5%
9%
9858
flagItaly
75%
4%
4%
4%
24
flagGermany
74%
7%
7%
8%
128
flagthe United States
73%
8%
9%
6%
204
flagthe United Kingdom
72%
7%
4%
14%
206
flagDenmark
72%
0%
18%
9%
11
flagCanada
66%
11%
5%
11%
18
flagFrance
63%
8%
5%
22%
36
flagRwanda
60%
20%
10%
10%
10
flagRepublic of Ireland
56%
10%
3%
30%
30
flagIndia
55%
27%
5%
0%
18

Gender

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

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