Bahama Islands

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 (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.
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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 same that blew now: and having no sails to work the ship with but a main course, and a kind of square sail upon a jury fore-mast, which they had set up, they could not lie near the wind, but were endeavouring to stand away for the Canaries.
Abaco and Grand Bahama Islands took in 30 inches of rain and a storm surge as high as 23 feet during Dorian.
Meanwhile, hurricane news added that an aerial view conducted over Abaco and Grand Bahama islands on Tuesday showed many places were looking as if life has been erased.
With telephones down on Abaco and Grand Bahama islands, residents posted lists of missing loved ones across social media.
We had booked a villa in the Old Bahama Bay Resort and Yacht Harbor for four nights and we were greeted with a clean, spacious, and well-furnished room with a cranking air conditioner (something you can't always get on the small Bahama Islands).
For 27 years, marine biologist Denise Herzing and colleagues have been regular visitors in the Atlantic Ocean home of a 200-member pod of spotted dolphins living north of the Bahama Islands.
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.