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There are at least two Crooked Islands:


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Bahamas / Acklins & Crooked Island (462 words)
Acklins and Crooked Island are two of the four islands forming an atoll which hugs the beautiful shallow waters of the Bight of Acklins.
One of the least known islands of The Bahamas, Acklins comprises the southern and southeastern part of the chain.
The deliciously sweet scent of native herbs and flowers inspired Columbus to call it "one of the fragrant islands." He christened the island "Isabella" after his queen and it was called "Samoete" by the Arawaks, but somehow, the more functionally descriptive Crooked Island is the name it is known by today.
Crooked Island (Bahamas) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (204 words)
Crooked Island is an island and district of the Bahamas.
It is one of a group of islands lying in a shallow lagoon called the Bight of Acklins, of which the largest are Crooked Island in the north and Acklins in the south-east, and the smaller are Long Cay (once known as Fortune Island) in the north-west, and Castle Island in the south.
The population of Crooked Island was 350 at the 2000 census.
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