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%
20
flagthe Netherlands
90%
1%
3%
3%
52
flagthe United Arab Emirates
90%
5%
5%
0%
20
flagDenmark
84%
0%
10%
5%
19
flagSpain
83%
0%
5%
5%
18
flagUnknown
81%
3%
6%
8%
553
flagPoland
80%
4%
4%
9%
11353
flagNorway
80%
10%
6%
3%
30
flagUkraine
80%
4%
0%
12%
25
flagCanada
78%
7%
3%
7%
28
flagItaly
75%
3%
3%
6%
29
flagthe United States
73%
8%
8%
6%
225
flagGermany
73%
7%
7%
8%
141
flagSwitzerland
72%
0%
9%
18%
11
flagthe United Kingdom
71%
7%
5%
14%
235
flagFrance
63%
8%
5%
22%
36
flagRwanda
60%
20%
10%
10%
10
flagRepublic of Ireland
55%
11%
5%
26%
34
flagIndia
46%
23%
7%
3%
26
flagSweden
45%
18%
18%
9%
11

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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