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ID: 1000110
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1000110

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Sri Lanka (nation)  Sri Lanka (nation)

Coordinates:
Lat: 07 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 7.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 081 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 81.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Comprises island of the same name and small islets. Settled by proto-Australoid peoples from southern Asia; Indo-Europeans immigrated here in the 5th century BCE, developed into Sinhalese; was Buddhist center by 3rd century BCE; invasions by Hindu Tamils from India 1st-12th century; visited by Arabs in the 12th century, by Europeans in the 16th century; official languages are Sinhalese and Tamil, though English is also used.

Names:
Shrī Laṁkā (preferred,C,V,Sinhala (transliterated)-P,U)
Shrī Laṁkā Prajātāntrika Samājavādī Janarajaya (C,V,O,Sinhala (transliterated),U)
Ilaṅkai (C,V,Tamil (transliterated)-P,U,N)
Ilaṅkai Jaṉanāyaka Choṣhalichak Kuṭiyarachu (C,V,O,Tamil (transliterated),U,N)
Sri Lanka (C,O,English-P,U,N)  ............ officially, since 1972
Sri Lanka (French-P,U,N)
Sri Lanka (Spanish-P,U,N)
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (C,O,English,U,N)
République socialiste démocratique de Sri Lanka (C,O,French,U,N)
República Socialista Democrática de Sri Lanka (C,O,Spanish,U,N)
Śri Laṅkā (C,V)
Sri Lankā Prajathanthrika Samajavadi Janarajaya (C,V)
Laṅkā (C,V)
Lanka (C,V)
Ilangai Jananayaka Socialisa Kudiarasu (C,V)
Īḻam (C,V)
Ilam (C,V)
ශ්රී ලංකා (C,V,Sinhala-P,U)
ශ්රී ලංකා ප් රජාතාන්ත් රික සමාජවාදී ජනරජය (C,V,O,Sinhala,U)
இலங்கக (C,V,Tamil-P,U)
இலங்கக சனநாயக சசாஷலிசக் குடியரசு (C,V,O,Tamil,U)
Шри-Ланка (C,O,Russian-P,U)
Демократическая Социалистическая Республика Шри-Ланка (C,O,Russian,U)
斯里兰卡 (C,O,Chinese-P,U)
斯里兰卡民主社会主义共和国 (C,O,Chinese,U)
سْي لاىكا (C,O,Arabic-P,U)
جُهور ةً سْي لاىكا الاصتراه ةَ الدّيملراط ةَ (C,O,Arabic,U)
LKA (C,O,ISO3L)
LK (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO144 (C,O,ISO3N)
CE00 (C,O,FIPS)
Ceylon (H,V)  ............ 1815-1972
Ceilán (H,O)  ............ 1815-1972
Ceilan (H,O)  ............ 1815-1972
Ceylan (H,O)  ............ 1815-1972
Saylan (H,O)  ............ 1815-1972
Siṃhaladvīpa (H,V)
Sihala (H,V)
Serendip (H,O)
Serendib (H,O)
Sarandib (H,O)
Sri Lankan (C,O,English,U,A)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Sri Lanka (nation)  ........  Sri Lanka (nation) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of India (subcontinent)  ........  India (subcontinent) (P)
Hierarchy of Sri Lanka (nation)  ............  Sri Lanka (nation) (P)

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  gained independence on February 4, 1948
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)
republic (C)  ............  established 1972
island nation (C)
colony (H)  ............  British, 1798-1948
controlled region (H)  ............  Portuguese, 1505-1700; Dutch, 1658-1800; British, 1796-1948

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Colombo .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Asia, Sri Lanka, Western) [7002533]
..................  former capital
capital is ....  Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Asia, Sri Lanka, Western) [7002534]
distinguished from ....  Sri Lanka .......... (island)
..................................  (World, Asia, Sri Lanka) [7030365]
member of ....  Commonwealth of Nations .......... (association)
................  (World) [7005615]
................  joined association in 1948
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 1955

Sources and Contributors:
ශ්රී ලංකා..........  [VP]
.......................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 31 July 2013
ශ්රී ලංකා ප් රජාතාන්ත් රික සමාජවාදී ජනරජය..........  [VP]
.......................................................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 31 July 2013
இலங்கக..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 31 July 2013
இலங்கக சனநாயக சசாஷலிசக் குடியரசு..........  [VP]
.....................................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 31 July 2013
Шри-Ланка..........  [VP]
....................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 31 July 2013
Демократическая Социалистическая Республика Шри-Ланка..........  [VP]
......................................................................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 31 July 2013
斯里兰卡..........  [VP]
...........  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 31 July 2013
斯里兰卡民主社会主义共和国..........  [VP]
..........................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 31 July 2013
سْي لاىكا..........  [VP]
....................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 31 July 2013
جُهور ةً سْي لاىكا الاصتراه ةَ الدّيملراط ةَ..........  [VP]
.......................................................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 31 July 2013
CE00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
Ceilan..........  [VP]
.................  Cassell's Italian Dictionary (1983) 96
Ceilán..........  [VP]
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1986) I-63
Ceylan..........  [VP]
.................  Cassell's French Dictionary (1981) 74
Ceylon..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXVIII, 179
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka..........  [VP]
.......................................................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 771
.......................................................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Īḻam..........  [VP]
...........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXVIII, 179
Ilam..........  [VP]
...........  Rand McNally Atlas (1986) I-108
Ilangai Jananayaka Socialisa Kudiarasu..........  [VP]
.................................................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 703
Ilaṅkai..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXVIII, 179
.................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 29 July 2009
Ilaṅkai Jaṉanāyaka Choṣhalichak Kuṭiyarachu..........  [VP]
.......................................................................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 29 July 2009
ISO144..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 20
Lanka..........  [VP]
..............  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 348
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 238
Laṅkā..........  [VP]
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXVIII, 179
LK..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 20
LKA..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 771
República Socialista Democrática de Sri Lanka..........  [VP]
..........................................................................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 29 July 2009
République socialiste démocratique de Sri Lanka..........  [VP]
.............................................................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 784
Sarandib..........  [VP]
.................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 355
Saylan..........  [VP]
.................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 354
Serendib..........  [VP]
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 238
Serendip..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 887-888
Shrī Laṁkā..........  [VP]
.......................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 29 July 2009
Shrī Laṁkā Prajātāntrika Samājavādī Janarajaya..........  [VP]
.............................................................................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 29 July 2009
.............................................................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 31 July 2013
Sihala..........  [VP]
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1986) I-195
Siṃhaladvīpa..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXVIII, 179
Sri Lanka..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
....................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 611-612
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 11:190 ff.
....................  Times Atlas of the World (1990) plate 26
....................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-94
....................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 82
....................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 29 July 2009
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 238
Śri Laṅkā..........  [VP]
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXVIII, 179
Sri Lankan..........  [VP]
.......................  CIA, World Fact Book (1999) accessed 04/03/00
Sri Lankā Prajathanthrika Samajavadi Janarajaya..........  [VP]
.............................................................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 703
.............................................................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 718
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 703
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 718
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 611-612
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:887-888; II, 887-888
..................  Cassell's French Dictionary (1981) 74
..................  Cassell's Italian Dictionary (1983) 96
..................  CIA, World Fact Book (1999) accessed 3 April 2000; accessed 04/03/00
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 11:190 ff.; 28:179; XXVIII, 179
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 20
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 771; 784
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 20 January 1999; accessed 01/20/99
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1986) I-108; I-195; I-63
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1990) plate 26
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1989) 344
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 348; 354; 355; 357
..................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-94
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 82
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 238
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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