Bahrain definitions

bä-rān'
A country comprising an archipelago of low sandy islands in the Persian Gulf between Qatar and Saudi Arabia. It was the first Arabian country to strike oil (1932). A British protectorate after 1861, Bahrain became independent in 1971. Manama, on Bahrain Island, the largest in the archipelago, is the capital.
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Country on a group of islands in the Persian Gulf, between Qatar & the E coast of Saudi Arabia: formerly a British protectorate, it became an independent state in 1971: 257 sq mi (665 sq km); cap. Manama.
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A country in the Middle East. Official name: Kingdom of Bahrain.
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Origin of bahrain

From Arabic البحرين (al-Baḥrayn, literally “the two seas”), from بحر (baḥr, “sea”), from Proto-Semitic *baḥr- (“sea”).