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or Bah·rein  (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.

Bah·rain′i adj. & n.


(bɑːˈreɪnɪ) or


(Placename) of or relating to Bahrain
(Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Bahrain
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Bahraini - a native or inhabitant of Bahrain
State of Bahrain, Bahrain, Bahrein - an island country in the Persian Gulf off the coast of Saudi Arabia; oil revenues funded progressive programs until reserves were exhausted in 1970s
Arab, Arabian - a member of a Semitic people originally from the Arabian peninsula and surrounding territories who speaks Arabic and who inhabits much of the Middle East and northern Africa
Adj.1.Bahraini - of or relating to or characteristic of Bahrain or its people or languageBahraini - of or relating to or characteristic of Bahrain or its people or language; "Bahraini beaches"


A. ADJbahreiní
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