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%
14
flagthe Netherlands
95%
2%
2%
0%
43
flagthe United Arab Emirates
88%
5%
5%
0%
17
flagSpain
81%
0%
6%
6%
16
flagPoland
79%
4%
5%
9%
8301
flagUkraine
79%
4%
0%
12%
24
flagNorway
79%
8%
8%
4%
24
flagItaly
77%
4%
0%
4%
22
flagGermany
75%
6%
7%
8%
121
flagthe United States
72%
9%
9%
7%
197
flagthe United Kingdom
72%
8%
4%
13%
195
flagUnknown
72%
8%
8%
10%
69
flagDenmark
72%
0%
18%
9%
11
flagCanada
66%
11%
5%
11%
18
flagFrance
62%
8%
5%
22%
35
flagRepublic of Ireland
56%
10%
3%
30%
30
flagIndia
55%
27%
5%
0%
18

Gender

men77%
women78%
land between rivers
77%
78%
middle earth
6%
5%
ancient land
4%
4%
land of the riches
10%
11%

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