Definition of Mesopotamia in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmesəpəˈtāmēə/
An ancient region of southwestern Asia in present-day Iraq, lying between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Its alluvial plains were the site of the civilizations of Akkad, Sumer, Babylonia, and Assyria.


From Greek mesos 'middle' + potamos 'river'.

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Syllabification: Mes·o·po·ta·mi·a

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