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
95%
2%
2%
0%
43
flagthe United Arab Emirates
88%
5%
5%
0%
17
flagPoland
79%
4%
5%
9%
8011
flagNorway
79%
8%
8%
4%
24
flagUnknown
77%
5%
9%
7%
54
flagItaly
77%
4%
0%
4%
22
flagSpain
76%
0%
7%
7%
13
flagCanada
75%
12%
0%
12%
16
flagGermany
74%
6%
7%
8%
119
flagUkraine
73%
6%
0%
20%
15
flagthe United States
72%
9%
8%
6%
192
flagthe United Kingdom
72%
8%
4%
13%
183
flagDenmark
72%
0%
18%
9%
11
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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