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ID: 7004550
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7004550

 

Record Type: physical
Hierarchy of West Indies (archipelago)  West Indies (archipelago)

Note: Comprises groups of over 1,200 islands extending 2,000 miles, located between SE North America & N South America, separating the Caribbean Sea from Atlantic Ocean; most of the islands are volcanic or coral; most formerly were colonies of Britain, the Netherlands, Spain or France; it generally includes the Greater Antilles, the Lesser Antilles, & the Bahama Islands.

Names:
West Indies (preferred,C,O)  ............ so-named because Columbus believed it was on the route west to India
Antilles (C,O)
West Indian (C,O)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of West Indies (archipelago)  ....  West Indies (archipelago) (P)

Place Types:
archipelago (preferred, C)

Sources and Contributors:
Antilles..........  [BHA]
.................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
West Indian..........  [VP]
.......................  Oxford English Dictionary [online] (2002-) accessed 14 June 2006
West Indies..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
.......................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 705
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1330-1331
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 705
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  Oxford English Dictionary [online] (2002-) accessed 14 June 2006
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1330-1331
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)

 

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