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Guanahani

[from Lucayan] n. an earlier name for San Salvador, a major Bahamian island: 1635 Guanahami, ó S. Salvador (Atlas Novus). 1962 The island at which the Spaniards landed [in 1492] , called by the natives Guanahani, was without doubt. . .San Salvador (Craton 33). cf.CAT ISLAND

Tags: geography, island, noun

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Last update: 2011-05-22 05:12
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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