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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Bahamas, Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Bahama Islandsnoun

    island country in the Atlantic to the east of Florida and Cuba; a popular winter resort

Wiktionary

  1. Bahamasnoun

    A country in the Caribbean. Official names, short: The Bahamas; full: Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

    Etymology: Disputed; baja mar ("shallow sea") or from Taíno ba ha ma ("big upper middle land") via Spanish.

Freebase

  1. Bahamas

    The Bahamas /bəˈhɑːməz/, officially the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, is an island country of the Lucayan Archipelago 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.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Bahamas

    A chain of islands, cays, and reefs in the West Indies, lying southeast of Florida and north of Cuba. It is an independent state, called also the Commonwealth of the Bahamas or the Bahama Islands. The name likely represents the local name Guanahani, itself of uncertain origin. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p106 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p45)

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bahamas in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bahamas in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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  1. John Dermody:

    The administration will see this as part of a broader concern about China investing in countries as a threat to make potentially those countries beholden to China or indebted to China and to diminish the United Statess influence in the Western Hemisphere, and I would say that the concern is particularly acute where the investment is going to be in information technology. And in light of the catastrophic damage of the Bahamas, I think that is going to be an issue.

  2. Border Protection Mark Morgan:

    If the history shows that it's taken a lengthy time to get the Bahamas back to where these people can return to, I'm sure that that will be a discussion that we'd be having.

  3. Robert Myers:

    Sarkis Izmirlian said in a statement. According to the bankruptcy filing, Baha Mar Ltd sent teams to Beijing three times over the last two months in attempts to salvage an agreement. The bankruptcy filing represents the latest setback for China State Construction, which was banned from participating in World Bank-funded projects for six years starting in January 2009, after the multilateral agency found that China State Construction had colluded in rigging bids for a Philippines road project. According to the bankruptcy filing, China State Construction claims that Baha Mar Ltd has withheld $ 140 million in funds it is owed, an assertion Baha Mar disputes. The Export-Import Bank of China, according to the filing, has refused to release approximately $ 112 million remaining in the $ 2.45 billion loan China Export-Import Bank extended for the project. The Bahamas, a country of about 353,000 people, has an economy heavily dependent on tourism, and Baha Mar Ltd was expected to create 5,000 new jobs when fully operational. The resort's projected annual payroll of $ 130 million would represent about 12 percent of the country's gross domestic product, the developer said in its court filing. It's an absolute disaster.

  4. Henry Harteveldt:

    That's a huge difference from the Bahamas.

  5. David Deane:

    We've sent nurses to Aruba, the Bahamas and Curacao because they've needed help with COVID, you're going down there, you're making $ 5,000 a week and all your expenses are paid, right ? Who's not gon na say yes ?

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