Bahamas: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (bu-hä'muz, -hā'-), [key]
— n. (used with a pluralv.)
  1. a group of islands in the W Atlantic Ocean, SE of Florida.
  2. an independent country comprising this group: formerly a British colony; gained independence 1973. 210,000; 4404 sq. mi. (11,406 sq. km). Cap.: Nassau. Also called
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