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Descriptor in English: Bahamas
Descriptor in Spanish: Bahamas
Descriptor in Portuguese: Bahamas
Descriptor in French: Bahamas
Tree number(s): Z01.107.084.900.100
Z01.639.880.100
Scope note: 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)
Annotation: a chain of islands in the West Indies
Allowable Qualifiers: EH ethnology
EP epidemiology
DeCS UI: 1467
Descriptor UI: D001444
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2012/07/03
Bahamas - Preferred
Concept UI M0002149
Scope note 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)
Preferred term Bahamas



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