Bahamas

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See also: Baħamas and Bahama's

English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) enPR: bə-hä'-məz, IPA(key): /bəˈhɑː.məz/
  • (file)

Proper noun[edit]

the Bahamas

  1. An archipelago and country in the Caribbean. Official name: Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Like other country names, The Bahamas is usually construed as a singular noun:
     The Bahamas is a nice place to live.
     The Bahamas are a nice place to live.
  • But because Bahama refers to an individual island, one can still describe the islands using Bahamas as a plural:
     Many species of crab live on the Bahamas.

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Breton[edit]

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Bahamas

  1. Bahamas (an archipelago and country in the Caribbean)

Central Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish Bahamas.

Proper noun[edit]

Bahamas

  1. Bahamas (a country in North America)

Danish[edit]

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Bahamas

  1. Bahamas (an archipelago and country in the Caribbean)

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French[edit]

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Bahamas f pl (plural only)

  1. Bahamas (an archipelago and country in the Caribbean)

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Galician[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Bahamas f pl

  1. Bahamas (an archipelago and country in the Caribbean)

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German[edit]

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die Bahamas pl (proper noun, plural only, usually definite)

  1. Bahamas (an archipelago and country in the Caribbean)

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Interlingua[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Bahamas

  1. Bahamas (an archipelago and country in the Caribbean)

Italian[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia it

Proper noun[edit]

Bahamas f pl (plural only)

  1. Bahamas (an archipelago and country in the Caribbean)

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

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Bahamas

  1. Bahamas (an archipelago and country in the Caribbean)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

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Bahamas

  1. Bahamas (an archipelago and country in the Caribbean)

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Portuguese[edit]

Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pt

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English Bahamas.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /baˈʁɐ̃.mɐs/ [baˈhɐ̃.mɐs], /baˈɐ̃.mɐs/
    • (Rio de Janeiro) IPA(key): /baˈʁɐ̃.mɐʃ/ [baˈχɐ̃.mɐʃ], /baˈɐ̃.mɐʃ/
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /baˈʁɐ.mas/ [baˈhɐ.mas], /baˈɐ.mas/
 

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Bahamas f pl

  1. Bahamas (an archipelago and country in the Caribbean)

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Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia es

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /baˈamas/ [baˈa.mas]
  • Audio:(file)
  • Rhymes: -amas
  • Syllabification: Ba‧ha‧mas

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Bahamas f pl

  1. Bahamas (an archipelago and country in the Caribbean)

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Swedish[edit]

Swedish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia sv

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Bahamas n (genitive Bahamas)

  1. Bahamas (an archipelago and country in the Caribbean)

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Welsh[edit]

Welsh Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia cy

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y Bahamas f

  1. Bahamas (an archipelago and country in the Caribbean)

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