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ID: 1000173
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1000173

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 20 00 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -20.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 047 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 47.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Comprises the island of the same name and surrounding islets. Malayo/Indonesian immigration occurred ca. 1000 BCE via African coast; Africo-Arabs arrived later; Portuguese landed ca. 1500; several important native kingdoms flourished 17th-19th centuries; French settled 17th-18th centuries; official languages are Malagasy (of Malayo-Polynesian origin) and French.

Names:
Madagasikara (preferred,C,V,Malagasy-P,U,N)
Repoblikan'i Madagasikara (C,V,O,Malagasy,U,N)
Repoblika Malagasy (C,V)
Madagascar (C,V,English-P,U,N)  ............ since 1975
Madagascar (French-P,U,N)
Madagascar (Spanish-P,U,N)
République de Madagascar (C,V,O,French,U,N)
Republic of Madagascar (C,O,English,U,N)
República de Madagascar (C,O,Spanish,U,N)
Madagaskar (C,O)
Мадагаскар (C,O,Russian-P,U)
Республика Мадагаскар (C,O,Russian,U)
马达加斯加 (C,O,Chinese-P,U)
马达加斯加共和国 (C,O,Chinese,U)
مدغضلر (C,O,Arabic-P,U)
جُهور ةً مدغضلر (C,O,Arabic,U)
MDG (C,O,ISO3L)
MG (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO450 (C,O,ISO3N)
MA00 (C,O,FIPS)
Repoblika Demokratika n'i Madagaskar (H,V)
Repoblika Demokratika Malagasy (H,V)
République démocratique de Madagascar (H,V)
Democratic Republic of Madagascar (H,O)
République Malgache (H,V)
Malagasy Republic (H,O)
Malgache Republic (H,O)
Malagasy (C,O,English,U,A)

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

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  gained independence 1960
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)
republic (C)  ............  initially in French Community 1958
island nation (C)
former territory/colony/dependent state (C)
controlled region (H)  ............  French, 1868-1960
territory (H)  ............  in French Union, 1946
kingdom (H)  ............  abolished by French in 1897
colony (H)  ............  French, 1896-1924

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Antananarivo .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Africa, Madagascar, Antananarivo province) [7000553]
distinguished from ....  Madagascar .......... (island)
..................................  (World, Africa, Madagascar) [7030367]
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 1960

Sources and Contributors:
Мадагаскар..........  [VP]
.......................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 25 July 2013
Республика Мадагаскар..........  [VP]
......................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 25 July 2013
马达加斯加..........  [VP]
..............  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 25 July 2013
马达加斯加共和国..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 25 July 2013
مدغضلر..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 25 July 2013
جُهور ةً مدغضلر..........  [VP]
.............................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 25 July 2013
Democratic Republic of Madagascar..........  [VP]
........................................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 714
........................................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
ISO450..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 17
MA00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 51
Madagascar..........  [BHA, VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 650 ff.
.......................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-57
.......................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 18 June 2009
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 714
Madagasikara..........  [VP Preferred]
.......................  Britannica Book of the Year (1994) 660
.......................  Shanks, International Atlas (1991) 287
.......................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 18 June 2009
Madagaskar..........  [VP]
.......................  Cassell's German Dictionary (1982) 1183
Malagasy..........  [VP]
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 22
Malagasy Republic..........  [VP]
................................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 349
Malgache Republic..........  [VP]
................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 714
MDG..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 768
MG..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 17
Repoblika Demokratika Malagasy..........  [VP]
.....................................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 647
.....................................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 659
Repoblika Demokratika n'i Madagaskar..........  [VP]
...........................................................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 381
Repoblika Malagasy..........  [VP]
...................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Repoblikan'i Madagasikara..........  [VP]
............................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1994) 660
............................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 25 July 2013
República de Madagascar..........  [VP]
.........................................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 18 June 2009
Republic of Madagascar..........  [VP]
.........................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1994) 660
.........................................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 64
République de Madagascar..........  [VP]
.........................................  ISO Newsletter (1993) 1993-07-12, III-53
.........................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 25 July 2013
République démocratique de Madagascar..........  [VP]
..............................................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 780
République Malgache..........  [VP]
...................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 714
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 647
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 659
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1994) 660
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 381
..................  Cassell's German Dictionary (1982) 1183
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 650 ff.
..................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 17
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 714; 768; 780
..................  ISO Newsletter (1993) 1993-07-12, III-53
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 51
..................  Shanks, International Atlas (1991) 287
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 349
..................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-57
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 64
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 22
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 714
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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