Who Discovered the islands of the Bahamas and are the Bahamas still owned by Spain?

Columbus began his New World adventures in the Bahamas, but the Spanish never settled on the islands.

It was the English who founded the first European colonies there in the mid-seventeenth century. The islands of the Bahamas remained a British colony until independence was granted in 1973.

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