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[from Lucayan; see quot.] n. a major Bahamian island group: 1500 Yumey (Juan de la Cosa map, quoted by Ilunte 1975:127). 1523 Suma (Turin map, Curry 1928:26). 1741 Xuma (Oldmixon 20). 1804 lcumey ... a familiar way of pronouncing Exuma (McKinnen 139). cf. YUMEY

Tags: geography, island, noun

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Last update: 2010-09-19 22:41
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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