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Descriptor English: Bahrain
Descriptor Spanish: Bahrein
Descriptor Portuguese: Barein
Descriptor French: Bahreïn
Tree number(s): Z01.252.245.500.175
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001445
Scope note: An independent state, an archipelago in the western Persian Gulf, northwest of Qatar. It comprises low-lying islands of Bahrain (the largest), Muharraq, Sitra, and several islets. It has extensive oil fields. The name comes from the Arabic al-bahrayn, "the two seas", with reference to its lying in the middle of a bay with its "two seas" east and west of it. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p107 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p45)
Annotation: a state in the Persian Gulf
Allowable Qualifiers: EH ethnology
EP epidemiology
History Note: 75
DeCS ID: 1468
Unique ID: D001445
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Date Established: 1975/01/01
Date of Entry: 1974/11/11
Revision Date: 2015/05/27
Bahrain - Preferred
Concept UI M0002150
Scope note An independent state, an archipelago in the western Persian Gulf, northwest of Qatar. It comprises low-lying islands of Bahrain (the largest), Muharraq, Sitra, and several islets. It has extensive oil fields. The name comes from the Arabic al-bahrayn, "the two seas", with reference to its lying in the middle of a bay with its "two seas" east and west of it. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p107 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p45)
Preferred term Bahrain



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