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ID: 1000198
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1000198

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 22 00 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -22.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 017 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 17.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Area was originally inhabited by San Bushmen and Khoikhoi people; Namib desert was barrier to settlement; Portuguese landed in region 1486; wars between native Herreros and Hottentots occurred; annexed by Germany late 19th century; captured in WWI by South Africa; official language is English, though Afrikaans, German, and several indigenous languages are also spoken.

Names:
Namibia (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)  ............ used by UN since 1966
Namibia (Spanish-P,U,N)
Republic of Namibia (C,V,O,English,U,N)
Namíbia (C,O)
Namibie (C,O,French-P,U,N)
République de Namibie (C,O,French,U,N)
República de Namibia (C,O,Spanish,U,N)
Намибия (C,O,Russian-P,U)
Республика Намибия (C,O,Russian,U)
纳米比亚 (C,O,Chinese-P,U)
纳米比亚共和国 (C,O,Chinese,U)
ةًنام بِاَ (C,O,Arabic-P,U)
جُهور ةًنام بِاَ (C,O,Arabic,U)
NAM (C,O,ISO3L)
NA (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO516 (C,O,ISO3N)
WA00 (C,O,FIPS)
Namibian (C,O,English,U,A)
נמיביה (C,U,Hebrew )
Deutsch-Südwestafrika (H,V)
German South West Africa (H,V)
German Southwest Africa (H,V)
South West Africa (H,V)
South-West Africa (H,V)
Suidwes-Afrika (H,V)  ............ used by South Africa since 1919

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Namibia (nation)  ........  Namibia (nation) (P)

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  independent since March 21, 1990
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)  ............  1919-present, UN rejected 1966
former territory/colony/dependent state (C)
dependency (H)  ............  of South Africa, until 1990
territory (H)
controlled region (H)  ............  German, 1885-early 20th cen.

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Windhoek .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Africa, Namibia, Khomas) [1094042]
member of ....  Commonwealth of Nations .......... (association)
................  (World) [7005615]
................  joined association in 1990
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 1990

Sources and Contributors:
Намибия..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 29 July 2013
Республика Намибия..........  [VP]
...................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 29 July 2013
纳米比亚..........  [VP]
...........  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 29 July 2013
纳米比亚共和国..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 29 July 2013
جُهور ةًنام بِاَ..........  [VP]
.............................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 29 July 2013
ةًنام بِاَ..........  [VP]
.......................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 29 July 2013
נמיביה..........  [IMJ]
.................  Israel Museum Jerusalem contribution (n.d.)
Deutsch-Südwestafrika..........  [VP]
......................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1144
German Southwest Africa..........  [VP]
.........................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1144
German South West Africa..........  [VP]
.........................................  Times Atlas of World History (1993)
ISO516..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 18
NA..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 18
NAM..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 769
Namibia..........  [BHA, IMJ Preferred, VP Preferred]
.................  Israel Museum Jerusalem contribution (n.d.)
.................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-66
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1144
Namíbia..........  [VP]
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 319
Namibian..........  [VP]
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 26
Namibie..........  [BHA, VP]
.................  Cassell's French Dictionary (1981)
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 70
República de Namibia..........  [VP]
...................................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 21 July 2009
Republic of Namibia..........  [VP]
...................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 665
...................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
République de Namibie..........  [VP]
......................................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 21 July 2009
South West Africa..........  [VP]
................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 32 ff.
South-West Africa..........  [VP]
................................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 435-436
Suidwes-Afrika..........  [VP]
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1144
WA00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 97
Subject: .....  [BHA, IMJ, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 665
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 435-436
..................  Cassell's French Dictionary (1981)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 32 ff.
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 18
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 769
..................  Israel Museum Jerusalem contribution (n.d.)
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 97
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 319
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993)
..................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-66
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 70
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 26
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1144
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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