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from The American Heritage¬ģ Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • 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. Population: 709,000.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A country in the Middle East. Official name: Kingdom of Bahrain.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an island in the Persian Gulf.
  • n. an island country in the Persian Gulf.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an island country in the Persian Gulf off the coast of Saudi Arabia; oil revenues funded progressive programs until reserves were exhausted in 1970s
  • n. an island in the Persian Gulf

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