Definition of Bahamas in English:

Bahamas

Syllabification: Ba·ha·mas
Pronunciation: /bəˈhäməz
 
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A country in the northwestern West Indies, an archipelago off the southeastern coast of Florida; population 307,600 (est. 2009); capital, Nassau; languages, English (official), Creole.

It was here that Columbus first landed in the New World (Oct. 12, 1492). The islands were a British colony from the 18th century until they gained independence within the Commonwealth of Nations in 1973

Derivatives

Bahamian

Pronunciation: /bəˈhāmēən, -ˈhäm-/
adjective& noun
More example sentences
  • I doubt that most middle class Bahamians could afford to shop and eat fresh beef and fresh chicken and fresh vegetables every day.
  • The first was to legislate loyalty to the Bahamas for white Bahamians.
  • In truth, Bahamians are a lot worse off than the statistics show.

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