Bahamas Folklore « Bahamas Gullah-Geechee Connection

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According to European history, the Bahamas was the first landfall of the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus on his voyage of discovery on October 1492. The truth was that when he arrived in this part of the world, the islands were already inhabited by Arawak Indians who had originally migrated from the South American mainland. They shared a kinship with the Taino and Lucayan Indians who inhabited Jamaica, Hispaniola and Cuba.In return for their hospitality, Columbus changed their names, the names of the places they lived, and he, and later Spanish adventurers , wiped these gentle people from the face of the earth.via Bahamas Folklore « Bahamas Gullah-Geechee Connection.