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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.

Bahamas

(bəˈhɑːməz) or

Bahama Islands

pl n
(Placename) the Bahamas a group of over 700 coral islands (about 20 of which are inhabited) in the Caribbean: a British colony from 1783 until 1964; an independent nation within the Commonwealth from 1973. Language: English. Currency: Bahamian dollar. Capital: Nassau. Pop: 319 031 (2013 est). Area: 13 939 sq km (5381 sq miles)

Ba•ha•mas

(bəˈhɑ məz, -ˈheɪ-)

n.pl.
an independent country comprising a group of islands (Baha′ma Is′lands) in the W Atlantic Ocean, SE of Florida: formerly a British colony; gained independence 1973. 283,705; 5353 sq. mi. (13,864 sq. km). Cap.: Nassau.
Official name, Com′monwealth of the Baha′mas.
Ba•ha′mi•an (-ˈheɪ-, -ˈhɑ-) n., adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Bahamas - island country in the Atlantic to the east of Florida and CubaBahamas - 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
Translations
Bahamy
Bahamas
Bahamasaaret
Bahami
Bahama
Bahamaeyjar
バハマ
바하마
Bahamos
Bahamas
Bahamas
Bahamy
Bahami
Bahamas
ประเทศบาฮามาส
quần đảo Bahamas

Bahamas

[bəˈhɑːməz] NPL the Bahamaslas Bahamas

Bahamas

[bəˈhɑːməz] npl
the Bahamas → les Bahamas fpl

Bahamas

pl the Bahamasdie Bahamas pl

Bahamas

[bəˈhɑːməz] npl the Bahamasle Bahamas

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البهاما Bahamy Bahamas Bahamas Μπαχάμες Bahamas Bahamasaaret Bahamas Bahami isole Bahamas バハマ 바하마 Bahama's Bahamas Bahamy Baamas, Bahamas Багамские острова Bahamas ประเทศบาฮามาส Bahama Adaları quần đảo Bahamas 巴哈马群岛
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If it's your liver, there's the Rambler down in the bay, coaled, and ready to steam down to the Bahamas in two days."
The land nearest us was the archipelago of the Bahamas. There rose high submarine cliffs covered with large weeds.
The toll is expected to rise as rescue and search efforts are underway in various parts of the Bahamas.
Hubert Minnis about the devastation in the Bahamas caused by Hurricane Dorian.
Chella Phillips moved the dogs into her house as the Category 5 hurricane approached the Bahamas, where it has already killed five people.
Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis begged residents of Abaco and Grand Bahamas to head for the main island to escape the "devastating, dangerous" storm.
Elk Grove Village will display the official Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl trophy to the community as a special kickoff to the Mid-Summer Concert Series at the Independence Day concert.
Haiti's Foreign Minister Bocchit Edmond called the Bahamas boat tragedy 'really heartbreaking.' 'They are our brothers and sisters who are seeking a better life and then they are met with this horrible death.
We applaud the University of The Bahamas for its commitment to national development."
Based on his doctoral dissertation at the University of Connecticut, Christopher Curry's Freedom and Resistance traces the history of the approximately 80,000 to 100,000 British loyalists of African descent, both free and enslaved, who traveled from what would soon be the United States to the Bahamas during the American Revolution.