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ID: 7016736
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7016736

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Melanesia (general region)  Melanesia (general region)

Coordinates:
Lat: 07 02 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -7.0330  decimal degrees
Long: 152 44 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 152.7330  decimal degrees

Note: Ethnographic subdivision of Oceania containing widely scattered islands and atolls northeast of Australia, including New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Solomon Islands, Admiralty Islands, Bismark Archipelago, Fiji, and New Guinea; inhabitants are of Australoid origin.

Names:
Melanesia (preferred,C,V)
Melanesian (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Oceania (continent)  ....  Oceania (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Melanesia (general region)  ........  Melanesia (general region) (P)

Place Types:
general region (preferred, C)
island group (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Melanesia..........  [VP Preferred]
....................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 405
....................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 586
....................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) Pl. 15
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 748
Melanesian..........  [VP]
.......................  Oxford English Dictionary [online] (2002-)
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 405
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 586
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) Pl. 15
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 748
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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