Bahamian English

The Bahamas consist of more than 700 islands and over 5,000 square miles of land mass. The 30 inhabited islands contain almost 300,000 permanent residents, two-thirds of whom now live in the urban area of Nassau. Many of the Afro-Bahamians, who comprise 85 percent of the population, came from the Gullah-speaking areas of South Carolina and Georgia and many of the original Anglo-Bahamian settlers were British loyalists from North America who came to the Bahamas from the US after the Revolutionary War.

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