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ID: 1000217
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1000217

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 05 00 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -5.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 170 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -170.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Comprises 33 coral islands; settled by Austronesian-speakers before the 1st century BCE; Fijans and Tongans arrived in the 14th century; Spanish landed here in the 16th century; visited by British and American whalers 18th-19th centuries; part of British Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony from 1915; official language is English, though Gilbertese (a Micronesian dialect) is a main language.

Names:
Kiribati (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)
Kiribati (Gilbertese-P,U)
Kiribati (French-P,U,N)
Kiribati (Spanish-P,U,N)
Republic of Kiribati (C,V,O,English,U,N)
Kiribati, Repubic of (C,V,English,U,N)
Ribaberiki Kiribati (C,V,O,Gilbertese,U)
République de Kiribati (C,O,French,U,N)
República de Kiribati (C,O,Spanish,U,N)
Kiribasi (C,O)
Кирибати (C,O,Russian-P,U)
Республика Кирибати (C,O,Russian,U)
基里巴斯 (C,O,Chinese-P,U)
基里巴斯共和国 (C,O,Chinese,U)
نيرًبات (C,O,Arabic-P,U)
جُهور ةً نيرًباس (C,O,Arabic,U)
KIR (C,O,ISO3L)
KI (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO296 (C,O,ISO3N)
KR00 (C,O,FIPS)
Gilbert Islands (H,O)  ............ named for Captain Thomas Gilbert, late 18th century
I-Kiribati (C,O,English,U,A)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Oceania (continent)  ....  Oceania (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Kiribati (nation)  ........  Kiribati (nation) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Oceania (continent)  ....  Oceania (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Micronesia (general region)  ........  Micronesia (general region) (P)
Hierarchy of Kiribati (nation)  ............  Kiribati (nation)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Oceania (continent)  ....  Oceania (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony (former territory/colony/dependent state)  ........  Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony (former territory/colony/dependent state) (P)
Hierarchy of Kiribati (nation)  ............  Kiribati (nation) (P)

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  self-governing since 1971; independent since July 12, 1979
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)
republic (C)
island nation (C)
former territory/colony/dependent state (C)
controlled region (H)  ............  British, 19th century-1979
protectorate (H)  ............  British, 1892-1915

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  South Tarawa .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Oceania, Kiribati, Tarawa) [7593837]
member of ....  Commonwealth of Nations .......... (association)
................  (World) [7005615]
................  joined association in 1979
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 1999

Sources and Contributors:
Кирибати..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 24 July 2013
Республика Кирибати..........  [VP]
...................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 24 July 2013
基里巴斯..........  [VP]
...........  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 24 July 2013
基里巴斯共和国..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 24 July 2013
نيرًبات..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 24 July 2013
جُهور ةً نيرًباس..........  [VP]
.............................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 24 July 2013
Gilbert Islands..........  [VP]
.............................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 481
.............................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) 347
I-Kiribati..........  [VP]
.......................  CIA, World Fact Book (1999) accessed 03/30/00
ISO296..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 16
KI..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 16
KIR..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 768
Kiribasi..........  [VP]
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 17 June 2009
Kiribati..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 332-333
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 481
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 886-887
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 17 June 2009
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1990) plate 9
.................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-48
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 62
.................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 17 June 2009
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 24 July 2013
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 442
Kiribati, Repubic of..........  [VP]
...................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 17 June 2009
KR00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 44
República de Kiribati..........  [VP]
......................................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 17 June 2009
Republic of Kiribati..........  [VP]
...................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 635
...................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 643
...................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
République de Kiribati..........  [VP]
.........................................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 17 June 2009
Ribaberiki Kiribati..........  [VP]
...................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 24 July 2013
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 635
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 643
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 332-333
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 481
..................  CIA, World Fact Book (1999) accessed 03/30/00
..................  CIA, World Fact Book (2003-2006) accessed 3 Oct 2003
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 886-887
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 16
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 768
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 10 May 2017
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 44
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1990) plate 9
..................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) 347; I-48
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 62
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 442
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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