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ID: 1000150
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 22 00 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -22.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 024 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 24.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Earliest inhabitants of region were San Bushmen; Sotho people immigrated ca. 1600; occupied by British in late 19th century; originally divided into British Bechuanaland and the Bechuanaland Protectorate (North of Molopo river). British Bechuanaland was annexed into the Cape Colony, and the Bechuanaland Protectorate became the independent republic of Botswana; official language is English, but national language is Tswana. Area in N South Africa.

Names:
Botswana (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)
Botswana (French-P,U,N)
Botswana (Spanish-P,U,N)
Botswana ()
Botswana (German-P,U,N)
Republic of Botswana (C,V,O,English,U,N)
Botswana, Republic of (C,V)
République du Botswana (C,O,French,U,N)
República de Botswana (C,V)
Botsuana (C,O,Spanish,U,N)
Ботсвана (C,V,Russian-P,U)
Республика Ботсвана (C,V,Russian,U)
博茨瓦纳 (C,V,Chinese-P,U)
博茨瓦纳共和国 (C,V,Chinese,U)
بوجسوانا (C,V,Arabic-P,U)
جُهور ةً بوجسوانا (C,V,Arabic,U)
BWA (C,O,ISO3L)
BW (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO072 (C,O,ISO3N)
BC00 (C,O,FIPS)
Motswana (C,O)  ............ adjectival form used to modify a singular noun
Batswana (C,O,English,U,A)  ............ adjectival form used to modify a plural noun
Botswanan (C,O)
Botswanais (C,O,French,U,A)
Betsjoeanaland (C,V)
Betsjoeanaland, Britse Protektoraat van (C,V)
Bechuanaland (H,O)
Bechuanaland, British Protectorate of (H,O)
Bechuanaland Protectorate (H,O)
Betschuanaland Protektorat (H,O)
Betsjoeanaland Protektoraat (H,O)
Northern Bechuanaland (H,O)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Botswana (nation)  ........  Botswana (nation) (P)

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  gained independence 1966
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)
republic (C)  ............  established 1966
former territory/colony/dependent state (C)
protectorate (H)  ............  British, 1885-1966

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Gaborone .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Africa, Botswana, Gaborone) [1088036]
member of ....  Commonwealth of Nations .......... (association)
................  (World) [7005615]
................  joined association in 1966
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 1966
near/adjacent to ....  British Bechuanaland .......... (former nation/state/empire)
..............................  (World, Africa) [6000963]

Sources and Contributors:
Ботсвана..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 19 July 2013
Республика Ботсвана..........  [VP]
...................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 19 July 2013
博茨瓦纳..........  [VP]
...........  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 19 July 2013
博茨瓦纳共和国..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 19 July 2013
بوجسوانا..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 19 July 2013
جُهور ةً بوجسوانا..........  [VP]
................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 19 July 2013
Batswana..........  [VP]
.................  CIA, World Fact Book (1999) accessed 03/30/00
BC00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
Bechuanaland..........  [VP]
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 24
.......................  Times Atlas of World History (1989) 338
.......................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 338
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 165
Bechuanaland, British Protectorate of..........  [VP]
..............................................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 11 June 2009
Bechuanaland Protectorate..........  [VP]
............................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 11 June 2009
............................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 165
............................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 165
Betschuanaland Protektorat..........  [VP]
...............................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 11 June 2009
Betsjoeanaland..........  [VP]
.............................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 11 June 2009
Betsjoeanaland, Britse Protektoraat van..........  [VP]
.................................................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 11 June 2009
Betsjoeanaland Protektoraat..........  [VP]
...............................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 11 June 2009
Botsuana..........  [VP]
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 319
Botswana..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 569
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 2:412 ff.
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1985) plate 94
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 84
.................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-13
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 42
.................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 11 June 2009
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 165
Botswanais..........  [VP]
.......................  UNTERM [online] (2007-) accessed 22 January 2008
Botswanan..........  [VP]
....................  Oxford English Dictionary [online] (2002-) accessed 16 January 2008
Botswana, Republic of..........  [VP]
......................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 11 June 2009
BW..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 12
BWA..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 764
ISO072..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 12
Motswana..........  [VP]
.................  CIA, World Fact Book (1999) accessed 03/30/00
Northern Bechuanaland..........  [VP]
......................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 11 June 2009
República de Botswana..........  [VP]
......................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 19 July 2013
Republic of Botswana..........  [VP]
...................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 764
...................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
...................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 19 July 2013
République du Botswana..........  [VP]
.........................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 776
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 569
..................  CIA, World Fact Book (1999) accessed 03/30/00
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 412 ff.
..................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 12
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 764; 776
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
..................  Oxford English Dictionary [online] (2002-) accessed 16 January 2008
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 319
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1985) plate 94
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 24; Plate 84
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1989) 338
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 338
..................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-13
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 42
..................  UNTERM [online] (2007-) accessed 22 January 2008
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 165
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 165
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

 

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