Language of the Bahamas
The lingua franca of the Bahamas is English.
Most Bahamian’s speak English quite well, with some “improvements” (depending on your point of view) which tend to be looked upon as errors in other English speaking countries, i.e. “Whay yuh tink use’a goin’? (Translated: Where are you are going?). Very colorful.
There is no official second language in the Bahamas (which is a good thing), though everyone is free to speak whatever language they like (unlike those poor French whose government forces them to speak their language!).
Popular Bahamian Slang
|buck up||to crash a car|
|conchy joe||white Bahamian|
|cut hip||to give a beating|
|duff||boiled, fruit-filled dough|
|gussy-mae||fat Bahamian girl|