Usage Arabic, Catalan, Danish, English, Finnish, German, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog
Pronounced Pron. BAH-rien(Arabic) bə-RIEN(Catalan) ba-RIEN(Catalan, German) bah-RAYN(English) bakh-RIEN(German) [key·IPA]
Other Forms FormsBahrayn (Arabic)
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Meaning & History
Means "two seas" in Arabic, derived from بحر (bahr) meaning "sea" combined with the pluralising suffix ـين (ayni). In Arabic it is properly written with the definite article as البحرين (al-Bahrain). This is the name of a country in Western Asia.