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ID: 1000054
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Guyana (nation)  Guyana (nation)

Coordinates:
Lat: 05 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 5.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 059 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -59.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Area was inhabited by Amerindians of whom little is known; sighted by Columbus 1498; settled by Dutch early 17th century; occupied by British during Napoleonic Wars; many Africans came as slaves; East Indians and Chinese came as indentured servants 19th century; official language is English, though Hindi, Urdu, and local dialects are also spoken.

Names:
Guyana (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)
Guyana (French-P,U,N)
Guyana (Spanish-P,U,N)
Co-operative Republic of Guyana (C,V,O,English,U,N)
Cooperative Republic of Guyana (C,V,English,U,N)
République du Guyana (C,O,French,U,N)
Repóblica de Guyana (C,O,Spanish,U)
Guiana (C,O)  ............ Portuguese transliteration of indigenous peoples' name for the place, meaning "land of the waters"
Guyane (C,O)
Гайана (C,O,Russian-P,U)
Республика Гайана (C,O,Russian,U)
圭亚那 (C,O,Chinese-P,U)
圭亚那共和国 (C,O,Chinese,U)
غ اَنا (C,O,Arabic-P,U)
جُهور ةً غ اَنا (C,O,Arabic,U)
GUY (C,O,ISO3L)
GY (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO328 (C,O,ISO3N)
GY00 (C,O,FIPS)
British Guiana (H,V)  ............ 1831-1966
Guyanese (C,O,English,U,A)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of South America (continent)  ....  South America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Guyana (nation)  ........  Guyana (nation) (P)

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  parliamentary home rule established 1953; gained independence 1966
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)
republic (C)  ............  initially within the Commonwealth, in 1970
colony (C)  ............  British, 1928-1953

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Georgetown .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, South America, Guyana, Demerara-Mahaica) [7005275]
member of ....  Commonwealth of Nations .......... (association)
................  (World) [7005615]
................  joined association in 1966
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 1966

Sources and Contributors:
British Guiana..........  [VP]
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 584 ff.
Cooperative Republic of Guyana..........  [VP]
.....................................................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 252-253
Co-operative Republic of Guyana..........  [VP]
.....................................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 614
.....................................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 621
.....................................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Guiana..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 484 ff.
GUY..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 767
Guyana..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1990) plates 117 & 119
.................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-38
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 477-478
Guyane..........  [BHA, VP]
.................  Cassell's French Dictionary (1981) II, 225
Guyanese..........  [VP]
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 16
GY..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 15
GY00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1998-2000) accessed 01/20/99
ISO328..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 15
Repóblica de Guyana..........  [VP]
...................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
République du Guyana..........  [VP]
...................................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 54
Гайана..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
Республика Гайана..........  [VP]
................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
圭亚那..........  [VP]
...........  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
圭亚那共和国..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
غ اَنا..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
جُهور ةً غ اَنا..........  [VP]
.............................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 614
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 621
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 252-253
..................  Cassell's French Dictionary (1981) II, 225
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 484 ff.; V, 584 ff.
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 15
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 767
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1998-2000) accessed 01/20/99
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1990) plates 117 & 119
..................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-38
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 54
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 16
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 477-478
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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