Have no idea how

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Have no idea how

Society in the Bahamas

Imagen: Afro-Bahamian children. Public Domain.

Instructions: Read the text. Look at the underlined letters.

I have no idea how to start talking about society in the Bahamas.

Well, according to the 99% response rate obtained from the race question on a Census questionnaire, 90.6% of the population identified themselves as being Black, 4.7% White and 2.1% of a mixed race (Black and White). Three centuries prior, in 1722 when the first official census of the Bahamas was taken, 74% of the population was White and 26% Black.

Since the colonial era of plantations. Africans or Afro-Bahamians have been the largest ethnic group in the Bahamas, whose primary ancestry was based in West Africa. The first Africans to arrive to the Bahamas were freed slaves from Bermuda; they arrived with the Eleutheran Adventurers looking for new lives.

The Bahamas. Retrieved and adapted March, 2017 from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bahamas

Getting started: Bahamian communities

Instructions: Read the following information. Then to do the activity suggested.

The Haitian community in the Bahamas is also largely of African descent and numbers about 80,000. Due to an extremely high immigration of Haitians to the Bahamas, the Bahamian government started deporting illegal Haitian immigrants to their homeland in 2014.

The White Bahamian population are mainly the descendants of the English Puritans looking to flee religious persecution in England and American Loyalists escaping the American Revolution who arrived in 1649 and 1783, respectively. Many Southern Loyalists went to the Abaco Islands, half of whose population was of European descent as of 1985. The term white is usually used to identify Bahamians with Anglo ancestry, as well as “light-skinned” Afro-Bahamians. Sometimes Bahamians use the term Conchy Joe to describe people of Anglo descent.

A small portion of the Euro-Bahamian population is descended from Greek labourers who came to help develop the sponging industry in the 1900s. They make up less than 1% of the nation’s population, but have still preserved their distinct Greek Bahamian culture.

Bahamians typically identify themselves simply as either black or white.

The Bahamas. Retrieved March, 2017 from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bahamas

Black or White

Instructions: Match the two halves of the sentences.

a) went to the Abaco Islands.

b) as either black or white.

c) describes people of Anglo descent.

d) numbers about 80,000.

e) descend from English Puritans.

1. The Haitian community

2. The White Bahamian population

3. Many American Southern Loyalists

4. The term Conchy Joe

5. Bahamians identify themselves

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Let’s study the expression “Have no idea how”.

Instructions: Read about Have no idea how:

We use have no idea how to express things we can’t do.

Look at the word order:

I/you/we/you /theyhave no idea howto make a cake.
He /she/ithas no idea howto book a hotel.


Have no idea how is possible in all tenses, for example:

  • I have no idea how to travel to The Bahamas.
  • She had no idea how to cook Caribbean food.
  • English people had no idea how to find pirates.
  • They will have no idea how to find a good hotel in The Bahamas.



Instructions: Unscramble the words to make positive sentences.

1. to / Bahamian dialect / I / speak / have no idea how .

2. the official language / My best friend / promote / has no idea how / of the Bahamas / to .

3. creole language / to / poems / have no idea how / People / write / in English-based .

4. We / explain / language / to / have no idea how / autoglossonym .

5. to / use / Many others / have no idea how / Creole .

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Religion in the Bahamas

Instructions: Make sentences with have no idea how and the following propmts:

1. I / to explain their religion. .

2. We / Protestant denominations are widespread. .

3. American people / Protestant denominations are widespread. .

4. Some people / to find Baptists in the Bahamas. .

5. Susan / many smaller religious communities there are. .

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