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ID: 7006160
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7006160

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Papua New Guinea (nation)  Papua New Guinea (nation)

Coordinates:
Lat: 06 00 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -6.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 147 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 147.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Occupies eastern half of New Guinea island; largely tropical with thick forests and exotic flora and fauna; inhabited by many tribes representing hundreds of linguistic groups; sighted by Portuguese in 16th century; claimed by Britain and Australia in the 19th century; official language is English, though pidgin English and many indigenous languages are also spoken.

Names:
Papua New Guinea (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)  ............ Papua & New Guinea united in 1949
Independent State of Papua New Guinea (C,V,O,English,U,N)
Papuaniugini (C,V,Hiri Motu-P,U)
Papuaniugini (Tok Pisin (Neomelanesian)-P,U,N)
Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée (C,O,French-P,U,N)
l'État Indépendent de Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée (C,O,French,U)
Papouasie-Nouvelle Guinée (C,O,French,U,N)
Papua-Neuguinea (C,O)
Papua Nueva Guinea (C,O,Spanish-P,U,N)
Papua-Nieuwguinea (C,O)
Papua-Nova Guiné (C,O)
Папуа-Новая Гвинея (C,O,Russian-P,U)
巴布亚新几内亚 (C,O,Chinese-P,U)
بابوا غ اًَِ الجد دًة (C,O,Arabic-P,U)
PNG (C,O,ISO3L)
PG (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO598 (C,O,ISO3N)
PP00 (C,O,FIPS)
Territory of Papua and New Guinea (H,V)  ............ until 1974
Papua New Guinean (C,O,English,U,A)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Oceania (continent)  ....  Oceania (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Papua New Guinea (nation)  ........  Papua New Guinea (nation) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of New Guinea (island)  ........  New Guinea (island) (P)
Hierarchy of Papua New Guinea (nation)  ............  Papua New Guinea (nation)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Malay Archipelago (islands)  ....  Malay Archipelago (islands) (P)
Hierarchy of Papua New Guinea (nation)  ........  Papua New Guinea (nation) (P)

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  gained independence September 16, 1975
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)
former territory/colony/dependent state (C)
territory (H)  ............  Australian, 1949-1975

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Port Moresby .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Oceania, Papua New Guinea, National Capital) [7002090]
member of ....  Commonwealth of Nations .......... (association)
................  (World) [7005615]
................  joined association in 1975
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 1975

Sources and Contributors:
Папуа-Новая Гвинея..........  [VP]
...................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 30 July 2013
巴布亚新几内亚..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 30 July 2013
بابوا غ اًَِ الجد دًة..........  [VP]
......................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 30 July 2013
Independent State of Papua New Guinea..........  [VP]
..............................................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 678
..............................................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 690
..............................................................  ISO Newsletter VI-15 (2013)
..............................................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..............................................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 30 July 2013
ISO598..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 19
l'État Indépendent de Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée..........  [VP]
.............................................................................  ISO Newsletter VI-15 (2013) accessed 15 July 2013
Papouasie-Nouvelle Guinée..........  [BHA, VP]
............................................  Cassell's French Dictionary (1981) 538
............................................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 320
Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée..........  [VP]
............................................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 22 July 2009
Papua-Neuguinea..........  [VP]
.............................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 320
Papua New Guinea..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.............................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
.............................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 492-493
.............................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.............................  ISO Handbook (1982)
.............................  Times Atlas of the World (1990) plate 15
.............................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-73
.............................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 74
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 925
Papua New Guinean..........  [VP]
................................  CIA, World Fact Book (1999) accessed 03/30/00
Papua-Nieuwguinea..........  [VP]
................................  Engels Woordenboek (1987) II, 510
Papuaniugini..........  [VP]
.......................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 22 July 2009
Papua-Nova Guiné..........  [VP]
.............................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 320
Papua Nueva Guinea..........  [VP]
...................................  Cassell's Spanish Dictionary (1978) 893
...................................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 320
PG..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 19
PNG..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 770
PP00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 67
Territory of Papua and New Guinea..........  [VP]
........................................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 924
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 678
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 690
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 492-493
..................  Cassell's French Dictionary (1981) 538
..................  Cassell's Spanish Dictionary (1978) 893
..................  CIA, World Fact Book (1999) accessed 03/30/00
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Engels Woordenboek (1987) II, 510
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 19
..................  ISO Handbook (1982)
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 770
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 67
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 320
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1990) plate 15
..................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-73
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 74
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 924; 925
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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