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Harbour Island in the Bahamas is a wonderful little island with beautiful beaches, a great restaurant culture and friendly, welcoming atmosphere.
Helena Christensen

Meaning of "the Bahamas" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF THE BAHAMAS

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WHAT DOES THE BAHAMAS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

the Bahamas

The Bahamas

The Bahamas i/bəˈhɑːməz/, officially the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, is an island country consisting of more than 700 islands, cays, and islets in the Atlantic Ocean; north of Cuba and Hispaniola; northwest of the Turks and Caicos Islands; southeast of the U.S. state of Florida and east of the Florida Keys. Its capital is Nassau on the island of New Providence. The designation of "Bahamas" can refer to either the country or the larger island chain that it shares with the Turks and Caicos Islands. As stated in the mandate/manifesto of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, the Bahamas territory encompasses 470,000 km2 of ocean space. Originally inhabited by the Lucayan, a branch of the Arawakan-speaking Taino people, the Bahamas were the site of Columbus' first landfall in the New World in 1492. Although the Spanish never colonized the Bahamas, they shipped the native Lucayans to slavery in Hispaniola. The islands were mostly deserted from 1513 until 1648, when English colonists from Bermuda settled on the island of Eleuthera. The Bahamas became a British Crown colony in 1718, when the British clamped down on piracy.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THE BAHAMAS

the backfield
the Backs
the bag of tricks
the Balance
the ball is in your court
the Baltics
the Baptist
the Bar
the Barbary Coast
the Barbican
the Bard
the Barren Lands
the bass
the battle lines are drawn
the Battle of Britain
the Bear
the beautiful people
the bee´s knees
the Beeb
the Beehive

WORDS THAT END LIKE THE BAHAMAS

Athamas
baby-doll pyjamas
Bahamas
camas
cat´s pyjamas
Christmas
churidar pyjamas
Dumas
Hamas
in inverted commas
Las Palmas
mas
pajamas
Palmas
plumdamas
pyjamas
Saint Thomas
Thomas
white Christmas
Xmas

Synonyms and antonyms of the Bahamas in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «the Bahamas» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THE BAHAMAS

Find out the translation of the Bahamas to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of the Bahamas from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «the Bahamas» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

巴哈马
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

las Bahamas
570 millions of speakers

English

the Bahamas
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बहामा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

جزر البهاما
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Багамы
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

as Bahamas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বাহামা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

les Bahamas
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bahama
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

die Bahamas
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

バハマ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

바하마
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ing Bahama
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Bahamas
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பஹாமாஸ்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बहामास
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Bahamalar
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Bahamas
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Bahamy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Багами
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Bahamas
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

οι Μπαχάμες
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

die Bahamas
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Bahamas
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Bahamas
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of the Bahamas

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THE BAHAMAS»

The term «the Bahamas» is very widely used and occupies the 19.961 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «THE BAHAMAS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about the Bahamas

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10 QUOTES WITH «THE BAHAMAS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word the Bahamas.
1
Helena Christensen
Harbour Island in the Bahamas is a wonderful little island with beautiful beaches, a great restaurant culture and friendly, welcoming atmosphere.
2
Perry Christie
The Bahamas is headed for unprecedented economic activity.
3
Jackie Collins
I managed to take a family trip to the Bahamas and it was quite lovely.
4
Julie Delpy
I don't want to go to the Bahamas on holiday. I hate islands. I want to go to Brittany, where it's cold and raining, and there's nothing fancy about it.
5
Lee Grant
My instinct was that it was Sidney's childhood in the Bahamas that gave him the fearlessness to fight racism. So this documentary was a kind of rounding out of what had begun in that scene in In the Heat of the Night.
6
Hill Harper
My favorite vacation spot is a beautiful beach. I've been to many, many beaches on many continents: Mombasa, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Barbados, Mexico and the U.S. What's beautiful about beach communities is for whatever reason, they feel like vacation to me.
7
Eleanor Mondale
I'd like to be the ambassador to the Bahamas.
8
Myles Munroe
Whenever I talk about the Bahamas and its beauty, I could never stop talking about my God, who has given us all of this beauty.
9
Kathleen Quinlan
The heavy spacesuits are spectacular to look at but very hot. Putting one on was like going from chilly London winter weather to the Bahamas in just minutes.
10
Brian Skerry
The Bahamas has mangrove nurseries, coral reefs, shallow sea grass beds, and deep oceanic trenches - all perfect ecosystems for sharks. Photographing multiple shark species in exquisite water was the assignment I had dreamed about from the start.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THE BAHAMAS»

Discover the use of the Bahamas in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to the Bahamas and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Making of the Bahamas
This brand new edition of the leading History text for the Bahamas has been revised and updated to cover recent curriculum development.
Don Maples, Philip Cash, 2004
2
The Bahamas
The Rough Guides series contain full color photos, three maps in one, and arewaterproof and tearproof. They contain thousands of keyed listings and brightnew graphics.
‎2003
3
The Bahamas: A Family of Islands
For the traveler attracted to the Bahamas, this book provides all the needed information on the people, culture, and history of the islands as well as the flora, fauna, undersea life, agriculture, and sports.
Gail Saunders, 2000
4
The Bahamas Cruising Guide: With the Turks and Caicos Islands
A thorough explanation of local geography, climate, weather, and navigation techniques for sailors is offered in this comprehensive guide to the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos islands.
Mathew Wilson, 2002
5
How to Buy and Sell Real Estate in the Bahamas: Insider's Guide
An experienced real estate investor gives step-by-step advice for buying and selling real estate in the Bahamas, including local laws and practices, pitfalls to avoid, and tips for saving money.
Matthew Simon, 2012
6
The Dive Sites of the Bahamas
Scattered across 100,000 square miles of the Atlantic, the Bahamas are rich in marine life and adventures for underwater explorers. Divers discover where to find world-class coral reefs and challenging "blue hole" caves.
Lawson Wood, 1999
7
Adventure Guide to the Bahamas
Many details not found in competing guides. Extensive dive and fishing info. the author works closely with the Tourist Board to bring you the most current information. Color photos.
Blair Howard, 2002
8
Definitely the Bahamas and Play House
Sex, work, pregnancy, parents, weird neighbours, cleaning the fridge and dancing: Play House tells - in thirteen fleeting scenes - the story of a young couple's attempts to set up home.In Definitely the Bahamas, Frank and Milly relish the ...
Martin Crimp, 2012
9
A Taste of the Bahamas
Detailed reviews of all the island restaurants, food festivals and culinary contests can be found in this fascinating guide.
Paris Permenter, 2011
10
The Bahamas: A Taste of the Islands
Detailed reviews of all the island restaurants, food festivals and culinary contests can be found in this fascinating guide.
Paris Permenter, John Bigley, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THE BAHAMAS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term the Bahamas is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck pictured on divorce retreat in …
Not only did she rebrand breaking up as 'conscious uncoupling', she also headed to the Bahamas on holiday with Martin and their children immediately after ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
2
Hot Chocolate singer Errol Brown dies at 71 in the Bahamas
The singer has died in the Bahamas aged 71, his manager said on Wednesday, May, 6, 2015. (Fiona Hanson/PA Via AP, File). 1. Wednesday, May 6, 2015. «Boston Herald, May 15»
3
Women's 4x100m – IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015
The Bahamas just missed out on the final by one place. Anchored by 2001 world 200m champion Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie – whose first appearance in an ... «International Association of Athletics Federations, May 15»
4
The Bahamas island where Johnny Depp and Amber Heard hosted …
So it's understandable that he would use his own private island in the Bahamas to celebrate his recent wedding to fellow screen star Amber Heard. According to ... «Daily Mail, Feb 15»
5
Johnny Depp, Amber Heard Married! Celebrating with Second …
... Tuesday at their Los Angeles home but is expected to hold a bigger wedding celebration on Depp's private island in the Bahamas, People magazine reports. «Headlines & Global News, Feb 15»
6
Prominent minister dies in small plane crash in Bahamas
Myles Munroe, a prominent Christian minister from the Bahamas, and his wife, Ruth Munroe, were among nine people killed when a small plane crashed while ... «USA TODAY, Nov 14»
7
Bahamas Celebration ship hits object; forced to return to Freeport
A cruise ship leaving the Bahamas Friday night for the Port of Palm Beach was forced to turn around after the vessel struck an unknown object, officials said. «Palm Beach Post, Nov 14»
8
Tropical Storm Cristobal Moving North, Hits Parts of the Bahamas
Tropical Storm Cristobal was moving slowly northward near the southeastern Bahamas Sunday afternoon, and was expected to bring heavy rain and gusty ... «ABC News, Aug 14»
9
No. 2 Kansas rebounds to down UTEP in Bahamas
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas -- Of the six halves Kansas played on its three-game trip to the Bahamas, Jayhawks coach Bill Self thought only one of them was ... «ESPN, Nov 13»
10
At least 10 Haitians die, 110 saved from capsized ship in Bahamas
A Royal Bahamas Defence Force spokesman, Lieutenant Origin Deleveaux, said ... Cuba and other Caribbean countries frequently sail through the Bahamas in ... «Reuters, Nov 13»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. The Bahamas [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/the-bahamas>. Oct 2021 ».
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