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ID: 7005668
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7005668

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 06 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 6.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 134 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 134.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Early inhabitants were Micronesians (Malay, Melanesian, and Polynesian); Spanish visited islands in 1543, retained control until they were sold to Germany 1899; after WW II, became part of US Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands; languages are English, Palaun (related to Indonesian), and Sonsorolese-Tobian.

Names:
Belau (preferred,C,V,Palauan-P,U,N)  ............ used since 1981
Beluu er a Belau (C,V,O,Palauan,U,N)
Belu’u er a Belau (C,V)
Palau (C,V,English-P,U,N)
Palau (Spanish-P,U,N)
Republic of Palau (C,V,O,English,U,N)
Republic of Belau (C,V,English,U,N)
Palaos (C,O,French-P,U,N)
République des Palaos (C,O,French,U,N)
República de Palau (C,O,Spanish,U,N)
Палау (C,O,Russian-P,U)
Республика Палау (C,O,Russian,U)
帕劳 (C,O,Chinese-P,U)
帕劳共和国 (C,O,Chinese,U)
بالاو (C,O,Arabic-P,U)
جُهور ةً بالاو (C,O,Arabic,U)
PLW (C,O,ISO3L)
PW (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO585 (C,O,ISO3N)
PS00 (C,O,FIPS)
Pelew (H,V)
Pelew Islands (H,V)
Pelauan (C,O,English,U,A)

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

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

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  became independent in 1994
primary political unit (C)  ............  self-governing since 1980
republic (C)
former territory/colony/dependent state (C)
dependent state (H)  ............  controlled by USA after WW II, internally self-governing 1980, gained control over foreign policy except defense 1986
controlled region (H)  ............  Spanish, 16th cen.-1899; German, 1899-1914
mandate (H)  ............  Japanese, 1919-1944
trust territory (H)  ............  as part of US Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, 1947-1980

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Melekeiok .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Oceania, Palau, Melekeok) [1099392]
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 1994

Sources and Contributors:
Палау..........  [VP]
..............  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 29 July 2013
Республика Палау..........  [VP]
.............................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 29 July 2013
帕劳..........  [VP]
...........  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 29 July 2013
帕劳共和国..........  [VP]
..............  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 29 July 2013
بالاو..........  [VP]
..............  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 29 July 2013
جُهور ةً بالاو..........  [VP]
.............................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 29 July 2013
Belau..........  [VP Preferred]
..............  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 22 July 2009
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 915
Beluu er a Belau..........  [VP]
.............................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 22 July 2009
Belu’u er a Belau..........  [VP]
................................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2015-) accessed 9 May 2017
ISO585..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 18
Palaos..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 22 July 2009
Palau..........  [VP]
..............  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 534
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1990) plate 9
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1994) plate 17, M 10
..............  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 22 July 2009
Pelauan..........  [VP]
.................  CIA, World Fact Book (1999) accessed 03/30/00
Pelew..........  [VP]
..............  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 352
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 915
Pelew Islands..........  [VP]
..........................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2015-) accessed 9 May 2017
PLW..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 770
PS00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 68
PW..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 18
República de Palau..........  [VP]
...................................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 22 July 2009
...................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 29 July 2013
Republic of Belau..........  [VP]
................................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 66-67
Republic of Palau..........  [VP]
................................  Palau, National Geographic (1995)
République des Palaos..........  [VP]
......................................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 22 July 2009
......................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 29 July 2013
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 534
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 66-67
..................  CIA, World Fact Book (1999) accessed 03/30/00
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 18
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 770
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 68
..................  Palau, National Geographic (1995)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1990) plate 9
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) plate 17, M 10
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 352
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 915
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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