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ID: 7004641
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7004641

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 15 30 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 15.5000  decimal degrees
Long: 061 20 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -61.3333  decimal degrees

Note: Comprises a mountainous island of the same name; earliest known inhabitants were Arawaks, later driven out by Caribs; sighted by Columbus in 1493; settled by French 18th century; awarded to Britain 1783; Caribs died or were deported; Africans brought as slaves in 18th century; official language is English, though French is also widely spoken.

Names:
Dominica (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)  ............ named by Columbus in 1493, after the day of the week (Sunday) on which he sighted it
Dominica (Spanish-P,U,N)
Dominca, Commonwealth of (C,V)
Commonwealth of Dominica (C,V,O)
Dominique (C,O,French-P,U,N)
Dominique, Commonwealth de (C,V,French,U)
Commonwealth de Dominique (C,O,French,U)
Dominique, Commonwealth de la (C,V,French,U)
Commonwealth de la Dominique (C,O,French,U,N)
Dominica, Commonwealth de (C,V,Spanish,U)
Commonwealth de Dominica (C,O,Spanish,U)
Доминика (C,O,Russian-P,U)
Содружество Доминики (C,O,Russian,U)
多米尼克 (C,O,Chinese-P,U)
多米尼克国 (C,O,Chinese,U)
دوم يِكَا (C,O,Arabic-P,U)
كميوثً دوم يِكَا (C,O,Arabic,U)
DMA (C,O,ISO3L)
DM (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO212 (C,O,ISO3N)
DO00 (C,O,FIPS)
Dominican (C,O,English,U,A)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Dominica (nation)  ........  Dominica (nation) (P)

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  gained independence from Britain in 1978
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)
republic (C)
island nation (C)
colony (H)  ............  British, 1805-1978

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Roseau .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, North and Central America, Dominica, Saint George) [1016462]
distinguished from ....  Dominica .......... (island)
..................................  (World, North and Central America, Dominica) [7030369]
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:
Доминика..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
Содружество Доминики..........  [VP]
...................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
多米尼克..........  [VP]
...........  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
多米尼克国..........  [VP]
..............  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
دوم يِكَا..........  [VP]
....................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
كميوثً دوم يِكَا..........  [VP]
.............................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
Commonwealth de Dominica..........  [VP]
.........................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
Commonwealth de Dominique..........  [VP]
............................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
Commonwealth de la Dominique..........  [VP]
...............................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 778
Commonwealth of Dominica..........  [VP]
.........................................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 174
.........................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
DM..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 13
DMA..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 765
DO00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
Dominca, Commonwealth of..........  [VP]
.........................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Dominica..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 586
.................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 597
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 247-248
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 165-166
.................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-26
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 48
.................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 15 June 2009
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 338
Dominica, Commonwealth de..........  [VP]
............................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Dominican..........  [VP]
....................  CIA, World Fact Book (1999) accessed 03/30/00
Dominique..........  [BHA, VP]
....................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 48
....................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 15 June 2009
Dominique, Commonwealth de..........  [VP]
...............................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Dominique, Commonwealth de la..........  [VP]
..................................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
ISO212..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 13
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 586
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 597
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 174
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 247-248
..................  CIA, World Fact Book (1999) accessed 03/30/00
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 165-166
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 13
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 765; 778
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
..................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-26
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 48
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 338
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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