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ID: 7014066
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7014066

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Midway Islands (possession)  Midway Islands (possession)

Note: Circular atoll enclosing 2 small islands & some islets; populated mainly by US naval personnel; was charted by sailors from the United States in 1859; important site in WW II; haven for important bird populations.

Names:
Midway Islands (preferred,C,V)
Midway (C,V)  ............ name used when atoll was annexed to the USA in 1867
Brooks (H,V)
Middlebrooks (H,V)  ............ named with reference to Captain Brooks, who discovered it in 1859

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Midway Islands (possession)  ............  Midway Islands (possession) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of United States Minor Outlying Islands (general region)  ....  United States Minor Outlying Islands (general region) (P)
Hierarchy of Midway Islands (possession)  ........  Midway Islands (possession)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Oceania (continent)  ....  Oceania (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Midway Islands (possession)  ........  Midway Islands (possession)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Oceania (continent)  ....  Oceania (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Hawaiian Islands (island group)  ........  Hawaiian Islands (island group) (P)
Hierarchy of Midway Islands (possession)  ............  Midway Islands (possession) (P)

Place Types:
possession (preferred, C)  ............  of USA, since 1867
primary political unit (C)
first level subdivision (C)
unincorporated territory (C)
atoll (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Brooks..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 114
Middlebrooks..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 114
Midway..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 114
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 762
Midway Islands..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.............................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 412
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 114
.............................  Times Atlas of the World (1990) plate 122
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 412
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 114
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1990) plate 122
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 762
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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