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Bah·rainor 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.
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(Placename) of or relating to Bahrain
(Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Bahrain
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|Noun||1.||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
|Adj.||1.||Bahraini - of or relating to or characteristic of Bahrain or its people or language; "Bahraini beaches"|
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