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 (mĭ-tăn′ē, -tä′nē)
An ancient kingdom of northwest Mesopotamia between the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers. Founded probably by Aryans, the kingdom was established c. 1500 bc, came under Hittite domination by 1350, and was conquered by Assyria c. 1275.

Mi·tan′ni·an adj. & n.
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The Hittite king asserted that the Mitannians did not return the defeated inhabitants of the land of Isuwa who had fled from the Hittites' attack on these, their former "slaves." The Mitannians agreed that they would behave similarly (by which the Mitannians may have meant that they would accept such harboring of a former vassal).