Bahama Islands


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Bahamas

Ba·ha·mas

 (bə-hä′məz) also Ba·ha·ma Islands (-mə)
An island country in the Atlantic Ocean east of Florida and Cuba comprising some 700 islands and islets and numerous cays. The country gained its independence from Great Britain in 1973. Nassau, on New Providence Island, is the capital and the largest city.

Ba·ha′mi·an (-hā′mē-ən, -hä′-), Ba·ha′man (-hä′mən, -hā′-) adj. & n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Bahama Islands - island country in the Atlantic to the east of Florida and CubaBahama Islands - island country in the Atlantic to the east of Florida and Cuba; a popular winter resort
OAS, Organization of American States - an association including most countries in the western hemisphere; created in 1948 to promote military and economic and social and cultural cooperation
Caribbean - region including the Caribbean Islands
the Indies, West Indies - the string of islands between North America and South America; a popular resort area
capital of the Bahamas, Nassau - the capital of the Bahamas
Bahamian - a native or inhabitant of the Bahamas
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In the year 1684 he happened to hear of a Spanish ship which had been cast away near the Bahama Islands, and which was supposed to contain a great deal of gold and silver.
They told us they expected to have seen the Bahama Islands, but were then driven away again to the south-east, by a strong gale of wind at NNW.
The 495 dead in Gonaives, northwestern Haiti, brought the toll for all of Haiti to at least 529 after a week of floods and mudslides caused by the storm that swirled over the southeastern Bahama Islands for a couple of days, according to Reuters.
In the past Uttermost has hosted cruises to the Bahama Islands for almost 400 people from its Virginia headquarters, as well as sales rep trips to places such as Europe, Alaska and Hong Kong.