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ID: 1000239
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 13 35 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -13.5833  decimal degrees
Long: 172 20 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -172.3333  decimal degrees

Note: Comprises western Samoa Islands; area was settled by Polynesians (probably from Tonga) of lapita tradition by 1000 BCE; large societies developed by 300 BCE; controlled by Germany, Britain, and the United States in the late 19th century; controlled by New Zealand after WW I; official languages are Samoan (a Polynesian dialect) and English.

Names:
Samoa (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)
Samoa (French-P,U,N)
Samoa (Spanish-P,U,N)
Samoa (Samoan-P,U,N)
Malo Saʻoloto Tutoʻatasi o Samoa (C,V,O,Samoan,U,N)
Independent State of Samoa (C,O,English,U,N)
Samoa, Independent State of (C,O,English,U,N)
État indépendant du Samoa (C,O,French,U,N)
Estado Independiente de Samoa (C,O,Spanish,U,N)
Самоа (C,O,Russian-P,U)
Независимое Государство Самоа (C,O,Russian,U)
萨摩亚 (C,O,Chinese-P,U)
西萨摩亚独立国 (C,O,Chinese,U)
ساموا (C,O,Arabic-P,U)
دولة ساموا المس خللة (C,O,Arabic,U)
WSM (C,O,ISO3L)
WS (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO882 (C,O,ISO3N)
WS00 (C,O,FIPS)
Malo Saʻoloto Tutoʻatasi o Samoa i Sisifo (H,V,Samoan,U,N)
Samoa i Sisifo (H,V)
Western Samoa (H,V)
Independent State of Western Samoa (H,V)
Westsamoa (H,O)
Samoa Occidental (H,O)
État indépendant du Samoa-Occidental (H,O)
Samoa Ocidental (H,O)
Samoan (C,O,English,U,A)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Oceania (continent)  ....  Oceania (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Samoa (nation)  ........  Samoa (nation) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Oceania (continent)  ....  Oceania (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Samoa Islands (island group)  ........  Samoa Islands (island group) (P)
Hierarchy of Samoa (nation)  ............  Samoa (nation) (P)

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  gained independence in 1962
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)
constitutional monarchy (C)  ............  established January 1, 1962
mandate (H)  ............  of New Zealand, 1920

Related geographic places:
member of ....  Commonwealth of Nations .......... (association)
................  (World) [7005615]
................  joined association in 1970
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 1976

Sources and Contributors:
Estado Independiente de Samoa..........  [VP]
..................................................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 28 July 2009
État indépendant du Samoa..........  [VP]
............................................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 28 July 2009
État indépendant du Samoa-Occidental..........  [VP]
...........................................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 783
Independent State of Samoa..........  [VP]
...............................................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 28 July 2009
Independent State of Western Samoa..........  [VP]
...........................................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 771
...........................................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
ISO882..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 19
Malo Saʻoloto Tutoʻatasi o Samoa..........  [VP]
.....................................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 30 July 2013
.....................................................  USBGN Bulletin 14 (1997) 7
Malo Saʻoloto Tutoʻatasi o Samoa i Sisifo..........  [VP]
....................................................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 734
....................................................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 750
Samoa..........  [VP Preferred]
..............  ISO Handbook (1988) 771
..............  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 76
..............  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 28 July 2009
..............  USBGN Bulletin 14 (1997) 7
Samoa, Independent State of..........  [VP]
...............................................  USBGN Bulletin 14 (1997) 7
Samoa i Sisifo..........  [VP]
.............................  Britannica Book of the Year (1994) 750
Samoan..........  [VP]
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 32
Samoa Occidental..........  [VP]
.............................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 76
Samoa Ocidental..........  [VP]
.............................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) 344
Western Samoa..........  [VP]
..........................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 707-708
..........................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 1015
..........................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 603 ff.
..........................  Times Atlas of the World (1990) plate 122
..........................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1330
Westsamoa..........  [VP]
....................  Shanks, International Atlas (1991) 309
WS..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 19
WS00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 97
WSM..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 771
Самоа..........  [VP]
..............  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 30 July 2013
Независимое Государство Самоа..........  [VP]
..................................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 30 July 2013
萨摩亚..........  [VP]
...........  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 30 July 2013
西萨摩亚独立国..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 30 July 2013
ساموا..........  [VP]
..............  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 30 July 2013
دولة ساموا المس خللة..........  [VP]
...................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 30 July 2013
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 734
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 750
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1994) 750
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 707-708
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 1015
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 603 ff.
..................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 19
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 771; 783
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 97
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) 344
..................  Shanks, International Atlas (1991) 309
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1990) plate 122
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 76
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 32
..................  USBGN Bulletin 14 (1997) 7
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1330
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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