What does Bahrain mean and where did the name originate from?

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Answer #1

Bahrain literally means “Two Seas” and there are two explanations for the name, firstly is because it’s an island so it is surrounded by “two seas”, but the most likely origin is that there used to be sweet water geysers in the bottom of the sea where pearl divers would dive and gather drinking waters from these underwater wells.

Unfortunately these geysers dried up due to over comsumption and land reclamation

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Answer #2

In the past it was referred to the the eastern mainland Arabia until the 16th century at least The whole provice of Bahrain was stretched from the south of Basra along the Persian Gulf coast and included the regions of Kuwait, Al-Hasa, Qatif, Qatar, and the Awal Islands, now known as Bahrain.

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Answer #3

Bahrain means two seas.

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Answer #4

Bahrain is the Arabic term for “two seas”, referring to the freshwater springs that are found within the salty seas surrounding it.

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Answer #5

2 seas

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Answer #7

Bahrain, meaning “two seas” in Arabic, is the largest island of the archipelago

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