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where did the bahamas get its name?


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biffcole
from a guy named Lord Bahama

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tonalc1
According to wiki, the source of the name is ambiguous. It is thought to derive from the Spanish baja mar, meaning "shallow seas"; others trace the name to the Lucayan word for Grand Bahama Island, ba-ha-ma "large upper middle land".

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Cookie
the first people to settle there were all bent yellow fruit obsessives with a speech impediment

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Moose
The origin of the name "Bahamas" is ambiguous. It is thought to derive from the Spanish baja mar, meaning "shallow seas"; others trace the name to the Lucayan word for Grand Bahama Island, ba-ha-ma "large upper middle land".

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cokewww
The origin of the name "Bahamas" is ambiguous. It is thought to derive from the Spanish baja mar, meaning "shallow seas"; others trace the name to the Lucayan word for Grand Bahama Island, ba-ha-ma "large upper middle land".

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J B
The very name Bahamas goes back to the meaning of ‘shallow sea’ or ‘shallow waters’, and so as you look over the Bahamas chain, if you took an aerial view, in many cases the water is so shallow that you can actually see straight through it to the sandy banks.

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puncho72
Spanish for Shallow seas


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