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Family Islands

[from the idea that all the Bahamian islands form a single family] n. a term adopted since independence in 1973 to refer to all the Bahamian islands except New Providence (site of Nassau, the capital), to replace the term OUT ISLANDS, associated with isolation and backwardness: 1978 Commonly referred to as "out islands" and officially as "Family Islands" (Bethel 3). (Gen.)

Tags: geography, island, noun

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Last update: 2010-11-27 15:28
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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