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ID: 1000183
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1000183

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Guinea-Bissau (nation)  Guinea-Bissau (nation)

Coordinates:
Lat: 12 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 12.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 015 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -15.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Comprises archipelago and mainland marshy area; had agricultural settlements by 13th century; became tributary of Mali empire; Portuguese arrived in 1446; center in slave trade 17-18th centuries; rival claims of Portuguese, British, and French settled 19th-20th centuries; official language is Portuguese, though Criolo and numerous African languages are also spoken.

Names:
Guiné-Bissau (preferred,C,V,Portuguese-P,U,N)
Républica da Guiné-Bissau (C,V,O,Portuguese,U,N)
Guinea-Bissau (C,O,English-P,U,B)  ............ since 1974
Guinea-Bissau (Spanish-P,U,B)
Republic of Guinea-Bissau (C,O,English,U,N)
Guinée-Bissau (C,O,French-P,U,N)
République de Guinée-Bissau (C,O,French,U,N)
Гвинея-Бисау (C,O,Russian-P,U)
Республика Гвинея-Бисау (C,O,Russian,U)
几内亚比绍 (C,O,Chinese-P,U)
几内亚比绍共和国 (C,O,Chinese,U)
غ اًَِ - ب سُاو (C,O,Arabic-P,U)
جُهور ةً غ اًَِ - ب سُاو (C,O,Arabic,U)
GNB (C,O,ISO3L)
GW (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO624 (C,O,ISO3N)
PU00 (C,O,FIPS)
Guiné (H,V)
Portuguese Guinea (H,O)
Guinean (Guinea-Bissauan) (C,O,English,U,A)
Guinea-Bissauan (C,O,English,U,A)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Guinea-Bissau (nation)  ........  Guinea-Bissau (nation) (P)

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  gained independence in 1974
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)
former territory/colony/dependent state (C)  ............  Portuguese, 15th-20th centuries

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Bissau .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Africa, Guinea-Bissau, Bissau) [1092319]
historical connection ....  Kaabu .......... (former nation/state/empire)
........................................  (World, Africa) [8698191]
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 1974

Sources and Contributors:
Гвинея-Бисау..........  [VP]
.......................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
Республика Гвинея-Бисау..........  [VP]
.........................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
几内亚比绍..........  [VP]
..............  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
几内亚比绍共和国..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
غ اًَِ - ب سُاو..........  [VP]
.............................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
جُهور ةً غ اًَِ - ب سُاو..........  [VP]
.........................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
GNB..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 767
Guiné..........  [VP]
..............  Rand McNally Atlas (1986) I-99
Guinea-Bissau..........  [BHA, VP]
..........................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 250-251
..........................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 555 ff.
..........................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-37
..........................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 54
..........................  UNTERM [online] (2007-) accessed 16 January 2008
..........................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 975
Guinea-Bissauan..........  [VP]
.............................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014)
Guinean..........  [VP]
.................  CIA, World Fact Book (1999) accessed 03/30/00
Guiné-Bissau..........  [VP Preferred]
.......................  Britannica Book of the Year (1994) 621
Guinée-Bissau..........  [BHA, VP]
..........................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 54
GW..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 15
ISO624..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 15
Portuguese Guinea..........  [VP]
................................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 344
PU00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 68
Républica da Guiné-Bissau..........  [VP]
............................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 613
Republic of Guinea-Bissau..........  [VP]
............................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 767
............................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
............................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
République de Guinée-Bissau..........  [VP]
...............................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 779
...............................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 23 July 2013
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 613
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1994) 621
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 250-251
..................  CIA, World Fact Book (1999) accessed 03/30/00
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 555 ff.
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 15
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 767; 779
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 68
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1986) I-99
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 344
..................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-37
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 54
..................  UNTERM [online] (2007-) accessed 16 January 2008
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 975
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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