What does Bahamas mean?

Bahamas meaning in Etymology Dictionary

islands discovered by Columbus in 1492, settled by English in 1648, even after the indigenous populace have been destroyed by condition or carried off into slavery; title is said to be from Spanish baja mar "low sea," in reference to the shallow water here, but more likely represents a local title, Guanahani, whoever beginning have been lost and whoever meaning was forgotten.

Bahamas meaning in General Dictionary

island country inside Atlantic toward eastern of Florida and Cuba; a favorite wintertime resort

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Bahamas - German to English

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Sentence Examples with the word Bahamas

The Spaniards retained nominal possession of the Bahamas until 1783, but before peace was notified New Providence was recaptured by a loyalist,.

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