Capturing the Bahamian National Identity

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Xorla Ocloo


The Bahamas have struggled with capturing their national identity. With the Bahamas’ close proximity to the United States, the general public fail to see their developed traditions, customs, and language. Efforts have been enforced to obtain and preserve their culture by passing it on to younger generations. This investigation aims examine how the Bahamians have fulfilled the requirements of building a national identity. This investigation took place at the Cape Eluethera Institute where a survey was administered to the Bahamians in order to identity and understand the cultural aspects linked to their national identity.

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