Do you know the meaning of #bahamas? #bajamar #spanishword

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The name “Bahamas” comes from the Spanish baja mar meaning shallow sea, and is an archipelago of over 700 islands stretching over 258,998 square km in the western Atlantic Ocean. The name Bahamas is derived from either the Taino ba ha ma (“big upper middle land”), which was a term for the region used by the indigenous Amerindians, or from the Spanish baja mar (“shallow water or sea” or “low tide”) reflecting the shallow waters of the area.

Alternatively, it may originate from Guanahani, a local name of unclear meaning. In English, the Bahamas is one of only two countries whose self-standing short name begins with the word “the”, along with The Gambia.