Definition of Bahamas in US English:

Bahamas

proper noun

  • A country consisting of an archipelago off the southeastern coast of Florida, part of the West Indies; population 388,000 (estimated 2015); languages, English (official), Creole; capital, Nassau.

    It was here that Columbus first landed in the New World (Oct. 12, 1492). The islands were a British colony from the 18th century until they gained independence within the Commonwealth of Nations in 1973

Pronunciation

Bahamas

/bəˈhɑməz//bəˈhäməz/