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Abaco

 

/ábakow/ [probably Lucayan, but cf. also Spanish ábaco abacus and Twi abako shea-tree (Turner 1949:43)] n. a major island of the Bahamas: 1500 Habacoa (Craton 1962:45 quoting map). 1715 Habakoe (ibid 97). 1783 All those Loyalists who intend to settle at the island of Abbico (New York Morning Post, Nov. 7). 1869 Abaco, or, as it was sometimes called, Yucaya, Lucayoe, or Lucayaneque (Bacot 8). 1928 (A name) of Indian origin (Curry 20).

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Last update: 2011-10-16 16:34
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.3

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