a group of islands in the W Atlantic Ocean, SE of Florida.
an independent country comprising this group: formerly a British colony; gained independence 1973. 4404 sq. mi. (11,406 sq. km).
of or relating to the Bahamas
a native or inhabitant of the Bahamas
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)
islands discovered by Columbus in 1492, settled by English in 1648, long after the native population had been wiped out by disease or carried off into slavery; the name is said to be from Spanish baja mar “low sea,” in reference to the shallow water here, but more likely represents a local name, Guanahani, whose origin had been lost and whose meaning has been forgotten.
Republic in the Atlantic Ocean, consisting of 700 islands and islets and 2,400 smaller islands, called cays.
Note: The Bahamas were under the control of Britain until 1973, when they became an independent, self-governing state.
Note: The Bahamas are a popular winter resort.
- Bahasa indonesia
official name of the Indonesian language. noun the official language of Indonesia: developed from the form of Malay formerly widely used as a trade language in SE Asia
- Bahasa malaysia
the dialect of Malay used as the official language of Malaysia.
a member of any of several Dayak tribes of central and eastern Borneo.
a state in E Pakistan. 32,443 sq. mi. (83,000 sq. km). the capital of this state. Historical Examples The town of Bahawalpur is situated near the left bank of the Sutlej, and has a railway station 65 m. from Mooltan. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 Various And, in the fulness […]