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ID: 1000198
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1000198

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 22 00 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -22.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 017 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 17.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Area was originally inhabited by San Bushmen and Khoikhoi people; Namib desert was barrier to settlement; Portuguese landed in region 1486; wars between native Herreros and Hottentots occurred; annexed by Germany late 19th century; captured in WWI by South Africa; official language is English, though Afrikaans, German, and several indigenous languages are also spoken.

Names:
Namibia (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)  ............ used by UN since 1966
Namibia (Spanish-P,U,N)
Republic of Namibia (C,V,O,English,U,N)
Namíbia (C,O)
Namibie (C,O,French-P,U,N)
République de Namibie (C,O,French,U,N)
República de Namibia (C,O,Spanish,U,N)
Намибия (C,O,Russian-P,U)
Республика Намибия (C,O,Russian,U)
纳米比亚 (C,O,Chinese-P,U)
纳米比亚共和国 (C,O,Chinese,U)
ةًنام بِاَ (C,O,Arabic-P,U)
جُهور ةًنام بِاَ (C,O,Arabic,U)
NAM (C,O,ISO3L)
NA (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO516 (C,O,ISO3N)
WA00 (C,O,FIPS)
South West Africa (H,V)
South-West Africa (H,V)
Suidwes-Afrika (H,V)  ............ used by South Africa since 1919
Deutsch-Südwestafrika (H,V)
German South West Africa (H,V)
German Southwest Africa (H,V)
Namibian (C,O,English,U,A)

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

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  independent since March 21, 1990
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)  ............  1919-present, UN rejected 1966
former territory/colony/dependent state (C)
dependency (H)  ............  of South Africa, until 1990
territory (H)
controlled region (H)  ............  German, 1885-early 20th cen.

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Windhoek .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Africa, Namibia, Khomas) [1094042]
member of ....  Commonwealth of Nations .......... (association)
................  (World) [7005615]
................  joined association in 1990
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 1990

Sources and Contributors:
Намибия..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 29 July 2013
Республика Намибия..........  [VP]
...................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 29 July 2013
纳米比亚..........  [VP]
...........  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 29 July 2013
纳米比亚共和国..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 29 July 2013
جُهور ةًنام بِاَ..........  [VP]
.............................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 29 July 2013
ةًنام بِاَ..........  [VP]
.......................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 29 July 2013
Deutsch-Südwestafrika..........  [VP]
......................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1144
German Southwest Africa..........  [VP]
.........................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1144
German South West Africa..........  [VP]
.........................................  Times Atlas of World History (1993)
ISO516..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 18
NA..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 18
NAM..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 769
Namibia..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-66
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1144
Namíbia..........  [VP]
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 319
Namibian..........  [VP]
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 26
Namibie..........  [BHA, VP]
.................  Cassell's French Dictionary (1981)
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 70
República de Namibia..........  [VP]
...................................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 21 July 2009
Republic of Namibia..........  [VP]
...................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 665
...................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
République de Namibie..........  [VP]
......................................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 21 July 2009
South West Africa..........  [VP]
................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 32 ff.
South-West Africa..........  [VP]
................................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 435-436
Suidwes-Afrika..........  [VP]
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1144
WA00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 97
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 665
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 435-436
..................  Cassell's French Dictionary (1981)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 32 ff.
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 18
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 769
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 97
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 319
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993)
..................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-66
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 70
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 26
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1144
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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