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Bahrain Line breaks: Bah|rain
Pronunciation: /bɑːˈreɪn/

Definition of Bahrain in English:

A sheikhdom consisting of a group of islands in the Persian Gulf; population 728,700 (est. 2009); official language, Arabic; capital, Manama.

Ruled by the Portuguese in the 16th century and the Persians in the 17th century, the islands became a British protectorate in 1861 and gained independence in 1971. Bahrain’s economy is dependent on the refining and export of oil



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Example sentences
  • But from talking to people in the embassy and coastguard team, the Bahrainis in fact have a very comprehensive licensing system for leisure boats.
  • A gallon costs nearly £4, but the Treasury takes 70 per cent - around £2.80-in VAT and excise tax, which is a lot more than the Saudis or the Libyans or the Iranians or Bahrainis get.
  • And when our military officers talk to their military officers, we always hear this idea that maybe from the Bahrainis, from the Saudis, from the Kuwaitis, maybe democracy is not so good an idea.

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