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Hierarchy of Saint Thomas (island)  Saint Thomas (island)

Note: Most likely unpopulated when first visited by European sailors in the 1470s; Portuguese then started to settle convicts & Jewish exiles on the island & developed sugar plantations with slave labor from the African mainland; exports coffee, cacao & copra.

Names:
São Tomé (preferred,C,V)
São Tomé, Ilha de (C,V)
Ilha de São Tomé (C,V)
São Thomé (C,V)
Saint Thomas (C,O,English-P,U,N)
São Tomé island (C,O)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Sao Tome and Principe (nation)  ........  Sao Tome and Principe (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of São Tomé (province)  ............  São Tomé (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Saint Thomas (island)  ................  Saint Thomas (island) (P)

Place Types:
island (preferred, C)
first level subdivision (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Ilha de São Tomé..........  [VP]
.............................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 24 April 2015
Saint Thomas..........  [VP]
.......................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
São Thomé..........  [VP]
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1079
São Tomé..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) X, 440
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1079
São Tomé, Ilha de..........  [VP]
................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
São Tomé island..........  [VP]
.............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) X, 440
..................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1079
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1079
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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