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ID: 1000233
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1000233

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Solomon Islands (nation)  Solomon Islands (nation)

Coordinates:
Lat: 08 00 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -8.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 159 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 159.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Shares history with the islands of the same name. The islands were settled by 2000 BCE, and evidence of a Lapita culture on the islands dates to 1000 BCE. They were sighted by the Spanish in 1568, and later visited by the French in 1768. Later, the islands were settled by missionaries and traders, and divided between Britain and Germany in the 19th century. After WWI, the Solomon Islands were ruled by Australia, and in 1976, independence was gained. The official language is English, though pidgin English is widely spoken.

Names:
Solomon Islands (preferred,C,V,O,English-P,U,B)
Solomons (C,V)
Salomonen (C,O)
Îles Salomon (C,O,French-P,U,N)
Islas Salomón (C,O,Spanish-P,U,N)
Salomão, Ilhas (C,O,Portuguese,U,N)
Ilhas Salomão (C,O,Portuguese,U,N)
Соломоновы Острова (C,O,Russian-P,U)
所罗门群岛 (C,O,Chinese-P,U)
جزر س يَمان (C,O,Arabic-P,U)
SLB (C,O,ISO3L)
SB (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO090 (C,O,ISO3N)
BP00 (C,O,FIPS)
British Solomon Islands (H,V)  ............ 1893-1975
British Solomon Islands Protectorate (H,V)  ............ 1893-1975
Islas de Solomon (H,O)  ............ by Spain's Mendaña, for Biblical king
Solomon Islander (C,O,English,U,A)

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

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Oceania (continent)  ....  Oceania (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Solomon Islands (island group)  ........  Solomon Islands (island group) (P)
Hierarchy of Solomon Islands (nation)  ............  Solomon Islands (nation) (P)

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  gained independence in 1978
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)
inhabited region (C)  ............  settled by 2nd millennium BCE
former territory/colony/dependent state (C)
mandate (H)  ............  Australian, after 1920

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Honiara .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Oceania, Solomon Islands, Honiara) [1099626]
distinguished from ....  Solomon Islands .......... (island group)
..................................  (World, Oceania) [1010307]
member of ....  Commonwealth of Nations .......... (association)
................  (World) [7005615]
................  joined association in 1978
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 1978

Sources and Contributors:
Соломоновы Острова..........  [VP]
...................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 30 July 2013
所罗门群岛..........  [VP]
..............  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 30 July 2013
جزر س يَمان..........  [VP]
.......................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 30 July 2013
BP00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
British Solomon Islands..........  [VP]
.........................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 178
British Solomon Islands Protectorate..........  [VP]
...........................................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 178
Îles Salomon..........  [VP]
.......................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 80
Ilhas Salomão..........  [VP]
..........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Islas de Solomon..........  [VP]
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 949 ff.
Islas Salomón..........  [VP]
..........................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) 344
ISO090..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 20
Salomão, Ilhas..........  [VP]
.............................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) 344
Salomonen..........  [VP]
....................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 320
SB..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 20
SLB..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 771
Solomon Islander..........  [VP]
.............................  CIA, World Fact Book (1999) accessed 04/03/00
Solomon Islands..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.............................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 699
.............................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 714
.............................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 597-598
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 949 ff.
.............................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
.............................  Times Atlas of the World (1990) plate 10
.............................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-92
.............................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 80
.............................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 30 July 2013
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1129
Solomons..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 874
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 699
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 714
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 597-598
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 874
..................  CIA, World Fact Book (1999) accessed 04/03/00
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 949 ff.
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 20
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 771
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) 344
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 320
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1990) plate 10
..................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-92
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 80
..................  UNTERM [online] (2007-) accessed 12 August 2008
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1129; 178
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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