Definition of Bahrain in English:

Bahrain

proper noun

  • A sheikhdom consisting of a group of islands in the Persian Gulf; population 1,400,000 (estimated 2015); official language, Arabic; capital, Manama.

Ruled by the Portuguese in the 16th century and the Persians in the 17th century, the islands became a British protectorate in 1861 and gained independence in 1971. Bahrain's economy is dependent on the refining and export of oil

Pronunciation

Bahrain

/bɑːˈreɪn/