Bahamian of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 50,548

ROP3 Code: 100763
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: North American Peoples
People Cluster: Afro-American, Northern
Language: Bahamas Creole English - (bah)
Religion: Christianity
Country of Origin: Bahamas

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Majority Located Where

  Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL - 11,900

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 1,700

  Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA - 1,600

  Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL - 1,400

  Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL - 900

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Brief Profile

The majority of Bahamians reside in the state of Florida. Early Bahamian migrations began in the Florida Keys to salvage ship wrecks, fish, catch turtles and log tropical hardwood trees.

The majority of Bahamians live in and around Miami, Florida, with the Bahamian community centered in Coconut Grove. A growing Bahamian population exists in the Atlanta and the New York City area, with the population particularly centered in Harlem. In New York they regularly provide cultural education and entertainment, particularly due to the Office of the Bahamas Consulate General in New York being located in the city.

Bahamians adhere to their cultural heritage. They listen to and perform Junkanoo and rake-and-scrape music, engage in the classic art of West Indian storytelling, and create Bahamian-style art, especially straw weaving and canvas art. They enjoy eating conch, peas and rice, Johnny cake, and desserts.

They can often be heard speaking their unique English Creole language, especially in Florida.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that evangelical Bahamians will take the gospel cross-culturally to unreached people groups.
  • Ask God to reveal to the Bahamians the need for a personal living relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Pray for Bahamians who have been seduced by a secular way of life.


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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesMiamiMiami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm BeachFL11,900
United StatesNYNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNY1,700
United StatesDecaturAtlanta-Sandy Springs-RoswellGA1,600
United StatesOrlandoOrlando-Kissimmee-SanfordFL1,400
United StatesTemple TerraceTampa-St. Petersburg-ClearwaterFL900
United StatesTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON615
United StatesLouisvilleLouisville/Jefferson CountyKY100
United StatesWilmingtonWilmingtonNC45