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Outline of Bahrain

The location of Bahrain
An enlargeable map of the Kingdom of Bahrain

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Bahrain:

BahrainIslamic sovereign island nation located in the Persian Gulf.[1] In the late 1800s, following successive treaties with the British, Bahrain became a protectorate of the United Kingdom. Following the withdrawal of the British from the region in the late 1960s, Bahrain declared independence in 1971. Formerly a state, Bahrain was declared a "Kingdom" in 2002. Since early 2011, the country has experienced sustained protests and unrest inspired by the regional Arab Spring, particularly by the majority Shia population.


General reference

An enlargeable map of Bahrain

Geography of Bahrain

A topographic map of Bahrain

Geography of Bahrain

Environment of Bahrain

A satellite image of Bahrain

Natural geographic features of Bahrain

Regions of Bahrain

Regions of Bahrain

Ecoregions of Bahrain

List of ecoregions in Bahrain

Administrative divisions of Bahrain

Administrative divisions of Bahrain

Governorates of Bahrain

Governorates of Bahrain

Cities in Bahrain

Demography of Bahrain

Demographics of Bahrain

Government and politics of Bahrain

Politics of Bahrain

Liberalism in Bahrain

Political parties in Bahrain

Bahraini politicians

Branches of government

Government of Bahrain

Executive branch of the government of Bahrain

Legislative branch of the government of Bahrain

Judicial branch of the government of Bahrain

Court system of Bahrain

  • Supreme Court of Bahrain

Foreign relations of Bahrain

Bahraini diplomats

International organization membership

The Kingdom of Bahrain is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Bahrain

Law of Bahrain

Human rights in Bahrain

Torture in Bahrain

Military of Bahrain

Military of Bahrain

Local government in Bahrain

Local government in Bahrain

History of Bahrain

History of Bahrain

Archaeological sites in Bahrain

Disasters in Bahrain

Culture of Bahrain

Culture of Bahrain

Bahraini people

Bahraini families

Al Khalifa
Al Binali
Al Saad
Al Fadhel
Al Noami
Al Husaini
Al Zeera
Al Kooheji
Al Doy

Bahraini people by occupation

Bahraini activists
Bahraini actors
Bahraini television actors
Bahraini journalists
  • Yusuf al-ansari
Bahraini lawyers
Bahraini musicians
  • DJ Outlaw
Bahraini female DJ
  • Dj Leil - Leila Sohrab
Bahraini singers
Bahraini female singers
Bahraini male singers
Bahraini pirates
Bahraini prisoners and detainees

Sport in Bahrain

Bahraini Clubs

Cricket in Bahrain

Football in Bahrain

Bahrain Grand Prix

Bahrain at the Olympics

Bahraini sportspeople

Bahraini footballers
Bahraini athletes

Sports venues in Bahrain

Football venues in Bahrain

Economy and infrastructure of Bahrain

Economy of Bahrain

Science and technology in Bahrain

Companies of Bahrain

Banks of Bahrain

Trade unions of Bahrain

Transport in Bahrain

Education in Bahrain

Schools in Bahrain

See also


Bahraini culture

Languages of Bahrain

  • Bahrani Arabic
  • Gulf Arabic
  • The term Bahrani Arabic which is presented as the dialect of the Shiite in Bahrain is a bit biased. There are Shiite who live in Muharraq, the second largest island in Bahrain Archipelago, and other parts of Bahrain who speak what the author termed Sunni dialect. The distinction between the dialects in Bahrain, if any, is primarily in intonation and in pronouncing some words with different sounds other than the written forms of Arabic. In fact, it is hard to distinguish Shiite from Sunni persons when they talk in those areas. In addition, educated people and those who live in cities and towns do not have that strong accent, termed herein Bahrani dialect. The term "Bahrani dialect" ,therefore, is politically motivated. As for the dialect being used in the Eastern province of the Arabian Peninsula, the fact is that the same strong accent used by some Shiite in Bahrain is dominant in Ehsaa, Al qateef and other towns , but not in major cities as Dammam or Khober, for example. Hence, it is rather biased and even untrue to paint a picture of dominance of a certain accent in the kind of Arabic spoken in Bahrain and give it a term in that way. As for the Ajmi dialect, it is not a dialect at all. Bahraini people from Iranian origin, tend to keep their original Farsi or Persian language and use it at home with their families. However, when they speak to others outside their homes, they speak like any Bahraini, some speak with a Shiite accent and some with a Sunni accent. Only in films and comedy, the exaggerated accent of Arabic affected by Persian or Farsi is detectable. For all those reasons, the term Bahrani dialect is biased and even non-existent as it is a mere variation in the intonation of the same language.

Maps of Bahrain

  • Maps of Bahrain

Government of Bahrain

Members of the Cabinet of Bahrain

Prime Ministers of Bahrain

Bahraini monarchs

Bahraini law

Military of Bahrain

Military equipment of Bahrain

Guided missiles of Bahrain

Air-to-air missiles of Bahrain
Bahrain Defense Forces guided missiles

Organisations based in Bahrain


  1. ^ a b "Bahrain". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 2, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009. 

External links

Wikimedia Atlas of Bahrain