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ID: 7005556
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7005556

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 18 15 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 18.2500  decimal degrees
Long: 077 30 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -77.5000  decimal degrees

Note: Comprises island of the same name and surround islets; originally inhabited by Arawaks, who migrated from other islands ca. 700 CE; Spanish colonized 16th century, brought West Africans as slaves for sugar plantations 17th century; British acquired area 1670; Maroons (organized runaway slaves) rebelled 17th-18th centuries; official language is English, though a Jamaican English creole, Spanish, French and African languages are also spoken.

Names:
Jamaica (preferred,C,V,O,English-P,U,N)
Jamaica (Romanian)
Jamaica (Northern Sami)
Jamaica (Swedish)
Jamaica (Catalan)
Jamaica (Magyar (Hungarian))
Jamaica (Shona)
Jamaica (Estonian)
Jamaica (Norwegian (Bokmål))
Jamaica (North Ndebele)
Jamaica (Danish)
Jamaica (Greenlandic)
Jamaica (Norwegian (Nynorsk))
Jamaica (Portuguese)
Jamaica (Welsh)
Jamaica (Spanish-P,U,N)
Jamaica (Dutch)
Jamaïque (C,O,French-P,U,N)
Jamaika (C,O,Bavarian)
Jamaika (Afrikaans)
Jamaika (Lithuanian)
Jamaika (Luxembourgish)
Jamaika (Basque)
Jamaika (Malay (macrolanguage))
Jamaika (Lower Sorbian)
Jamaika (Samogitian)
Jamaika (Swahili (generic))
Jamaika (Breton)
Jamaika (Northern Frisian)
Jamaika (Western Frisian)
Jamaika (Hausa)
Jamaika (Latvian)
Jamaika (Sunda)
Jamaika (Turkish)
Jamaika (Malagasy)
Jamaika (Ido)
Jamaika (Novial)
Jamaika (Achinese)
Jamaika (Faroese)
Jamaika (Indonesian)
Jamaika (Upper Sorbian)
Jamaika (German)
Jamaika (Bambara)
Jamaika (Albanian, Tosk)
Jamaika (Finnish)
Jamaika (Javanese)
Jamaika (Tetum)
Jamaika (Kikuyu)
Jamaika (Low German)
Giamaica (C,O,Romansh)
Giamaica (Italian)
Giamaica (Venetian)
Giamaica (Ligurian)
Giamaica (Lombard)
Giamaica (Sicilian)
Ямайка (C,O,Kyrgyz)
Ямайка (Tajik)
Ямайка (Komi)
Ямайка (Bashkir)
Ямайка (Belorussian)
Ямайка (Chuvash)
Ямайка (Russian-P,U)
Ямайка (Kazakh)
Ямайка (Ukrainian)
Ямайка (Chechen)
Ямайка (Bulgarian)
Ямайка (Lezgian)
Ямайка (Tatar)
Ямайка (Western Mari)
牙买加 (C,O,Chinese-P,U)
جاما كٍا (C,O,Arabic-P,U)
JAM (C,O,ISO3L)
JM (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO388 (C,O,ISO3N)
JM00 (C,O,FIPS)
Jamaican (C,O,English,U,A)
Ямайкæ (C,U,Ossetian/Ossetic)
Camayka (C,U,Dimli)
Camayka (Turkish, Crimean)
Camekeän (C,U,Volapük)
Chamaica (C,U,Aragonese)
Djamaika (C,U,Nauruan)
djamaikas (C,U)
Dzamaika nutome (C,U,Ewe)
Ġamajka (C,U,Maltese)
Giamàica (C,U,Piemontese)
Giamàica (Sardinian)
Gyameka (C,U,Akan)
Ha-mai-ca (C,U,Vietnamese)
Hamaika (C,U,Ilocano)
Hamayka (C,U,Tagalog)
Iaimeuca (C,U,Scots Gaelic)
Iamaica (C,U,Latin)
Iamaica (Anglo-Saxon)
Iamáice (C,U,Irish Gaelic)
i-Jamaica (C,U,Zulu)
IJamayikha (C,U,Swati (Swazi))
Jamaayikaa (C,U,Oromo)
Jamaeka (C,U,Pitcairn-Norfolk)
Jamaik (C,U,Veps)
Jamáíkà (C,U,Yoruba)
Jamaikạ (C,U,Igbo)
Jamaîka (C,U,Kurdish)
Jamaíka (C,U,Icelandic)
Jamaïka (C,U,Malagasy)
Jamaïke (C,U,Lingala)
Jamaiki (C,U,Luba-Katanga)
Jamajka (C,U,Bosnian)
Jamajka (Polish)
Jamajka (Silesian)
Jamajka (Slovak)
Jamajka (Slovene)
Jamajka (Czech)
Jamajka (Croatian)
Jamajko (C,U,Esperanto)
J·amayica (C,U,Arpitan)
Jamayik (C,U,Haitian (Haitian Creole))
Jamayika (C,U,Ganda (Ugandan language))
Jamayika (Rundi)
Jamayika (Rwanda)
Jamayka (C,U,Somali)
Jamayka (Wolof)
Jamayka (Fulah)
Jamayka (Cornish)
Jaméíkʼa (C,U,Navajo)
Jameika (C,U,Faroese)
Jameyka (C,U,Somali)
Ngà-mâi-kâ (C,U,Chinese, Hakka)
Orílẹ́ède Jamaika (C,U,Yoruba)
Samaika (C,U,Tonga (Tonga Islands))
Shamayka (C,U,Quechuan)
Tschameeki (C,U,Pennsylvania German)
Xamaica (C,U,Nahuatl)
Xamaica (Galician)
Xamaica (Asturian)
Xamayka (C,U,Ayamará)
Xhamajka (C,U,Albanian)
Xhamajkë (C,U,Albanian)
Yamaika (C,U,Central Bikol)
Yamayka (C,U,Gagauz)
Yamayka (Azerbaijani)
Yamayka (Uzbek)
Yn Yamaicey (C,U,Gaelic, indigenous Manx)
Zamaîka (C,U,Sangho)
Zamaiki (C,U,Lingala)
Zamayiki (C,U,Bambara)
자메이카 (C,U,Korean)
جمیکا (C,U,Panjabi, Western)
جمیکا (Urdu)
جمیکا (Pashto)
ஜமேக்கா (C,U,Tamil)
يامايكا (C,U,Uyghur)
牙買加 (C,U,Chinese, Yue)
גמייקה (C,U,Hebrew )
Ջամայկա (C,U,Armenian)
جامائیکا (C,U,Northern Luri)
جامائیکا (Azerbaijani, South)
جامائیکا (Persian-Farsi)
Τζαμάικα (C,U,Greek)
जमैका (C,U,Marathi)
जमैका (Pali)
जमैका (Newari)
जमैका (Hindi)
जमैका (Sanskrit)
ཇ་མའི་ཀ (C,U,Tibetan)
ཇ་མའི་ཀ (Dzongkha)
جامایکا (C,U,Central Kurdish)
جامایکا (Kurdish)
Җамайкудин Орн (C,U,Kalmyk)
جمايکا (C,U,Pashto)
จาเมกา (C,U,Thai)
ޖެމެއިކާ (C,U,Maldivian (Divehi))
جامايكا (C,U,Arabic)
ጃማይካ (C,U,Tigrinya)
ጃማይካ (Amharic)
Ямайкэ (C,U,Kabardian)
ਜਮੈਕਾ (C,U,Panjabi, Eastern)
ហ្សាម៉ាអ៉ិគ (C,U,Khmer)
Джамайка (C,U,Russia Buriat)
იამაიკა (C,U,Mingrelian)
იამაიკა (Georgian)
জ্যামেকা (C,U,Bengali)
ประเทศจาเมกา (C,U,Thai)
Ճամայկա (C,U,Armenian)
Ямайк (C,U,Mongolian)
Јамајка (C,U,Macedonian)
Јамајка (Serbian)
ジャマイカ (C,U,Japanese)
דזשאמייקע (C,U,Yiddish)
Дьамайка (C,U,Yakut)
जमाइका (C,U,Hindi)
जमाइका (Nepali)
چامايكا (C,U,Arabic, Egyptian)
জামাইকা (C,U,Bengali)
জামাইকা (Bishnupriya Manipuri)
جميڪا (C,U,Sindhi)
ဂျမေကာနိုင်ငံ (C,U,Burmese)
ຈາໄມກາ (C,U,Lao)
Ямайке (C,U)
Τζαμαίκαν (C,U,Pontic)
ဂျမေနီကာ (C,U,Burmese)
ג׳מייקה (C,U,Hebrew )
ଜାମାଇକା (C,U,Oriya)
ཛ་མེ་ཀ། (C,U,Tibetan)
ஜமைகா (C,U,Tamil)
ಜಮೈಕಾ (C,U,Kannada)
జమైకా (C,U,Telugu)
ජැමෙයිකාව (C,U,Sinhala)
જમૈકા (C,U,Gujarati)
جمائیکا (C,U,Urdu)
ജമൈക്ക (C,U,Malayalam)
Xaimaca (H,V)  ............ Arawak, meaning "land of the springs"

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Jamaica (nation)  ........  Jamaica (nation) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of British West Indies (general region)  ....  British West Indies (general region) (P)
Hierarchy of Jamaica (nation)  ........  Jamaica (nation)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Commonwealth of Nations (association)  ....  Commonwealth of Nations (association) (P)
Hierarchy of Jamaica (nation)  ........  Jamaica (nation)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Caribbean (general region)  ........  Caribbean (general region) (P,U)
Hierarchy of Jamaica (nation)  ............  Jamaica (nation) (P)

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  self-governing since 1944, gained independence from Britain August 6, 1962
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)
constitutional monarchy (C)
island nation (C)
independent political entity (C)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Kingston .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, North and Central America, Jamaica, Surrey, Kingston) [1016870]
distinguished from ....  Jamaica .......... (island)
..................................  (World, North and Central America, Jamaica) [7030371]
member of ....  Commonwealth of Nations .......... (association)
................  (World) [7005615]
................  joined association in 1962
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 1962

Sources and Contributors:
Ямайка..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 24 July 2013
牙买加..........  [VP]
...........  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
...........  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 24 July 2013
جاما كٍا..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 24 July 2013
자메이카..........  [VP]
...........  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
جمیکا..........  [VP]
..............  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
ஜமேக்கா..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
يامايكا..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
牙買加..........  [VP]
...........  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
גמייקה..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Ջամայկա..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
جامائیکا..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Τζαμάικα..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
जमैका..........  [VP]
..............  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
ཇ་མའི་ཀ..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
جامایکا..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Җамайкудин Орн..........  [VP]
.............................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
جمايکا..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
จาเมกา..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
ޖެމެއިކާ..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
جامايكا..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
ጃማይካ..........  [VP]
...........  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Ямайкэ..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
ਜਮੈਕਾ..........  [VP]
..............  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
ហ្សាម៉ាអ៉ិគ..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Джамайка..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
იამაიკა..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
জ্যামেকা..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
ประเทศจาเมกา..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Ճամայկա..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Ямайк..........  [VP]
..............  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Јамајка..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
ジャマイカ..........  [VP]
..............  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
דזשאמייקע..........  [VP]
....................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Дьамайка..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
जमाइका..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
چامايكا..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
জামাইকা..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
جميڪا..........  [VP]
..............  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
ဂျမေကာနိုင်ငံ..........  [VP]
..........................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
ຈາໄມກາ..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Ямайке..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Τζαμαίκαν..........  [VP]
....................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
ဂျမေနီကာ..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
ג׳מייקה..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
ଜାମାଇକା..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
ཛ་མེ་ཀ།..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
ஜமைகா..........  [VP]
..............  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
ಜಮೈಕಾ..........  [VP]
..............  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
జమైకా..........  [VP]
..............  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
ජැමෙයිකාව..........  [VP]
....................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
જમૈકા..........  [VP]
..............  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
جمائیکا..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
ജമൈക്ക..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Ямайкæ..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Camayka..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Camekeän..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Chamaica..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Djamaika..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
djamaikas..........  [VP]
....................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Dzamaika nutome..........  [VP]
.............................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Ġamajka..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Giamaica..........  [VP]
.................  Cassell's Italian Dictionary (1983) 223
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Giamàica..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Gyameka..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Ha-mai-ca..........  [VP]
....................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Hamaika..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Hamayka..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Iaimeuca..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Iamaica..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Iamáice..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
i-Jamaica..........  [VP]
....................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
IJamayikha..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
ISO388..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 16
JAM..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 780
Jamaayikaa..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Jamaeka..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Jamaica..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 636
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
.................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) plate 116
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 60
Jamaican..........  [VP]
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 19
Jamaik..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Jamaika..........  [VP]
.................  Cassell's German Dictionary (1982) 1143
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Jamáíkà..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Jamaikạ..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Jamaîka..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Jamaíka..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Jamaïka..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Jamaïke..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Jamaiki..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Jamaïque..........  [VP]
.................  Cassell's French Dictionary (1981) 274
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Jamajka..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Jamajko..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
J·amayica..........  [VP]
....................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Jamayik..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Jamayika..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Jamayka..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Jaméíkʼa..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Jameika..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Jameyka..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
JM..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 16
JM00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
Ngà-mâi-kâ..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Orílẹ́ède Jamaika..........  [VP]
................................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Samaika..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Shamayka..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Tschameeki..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Xaimaca..........  [VP]
.................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 304
Xamaica..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Xamayka..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Xhamajka..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Xhamajkë..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Yamaika..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Yamayka..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Yn Yamaicey..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Zamaîka..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Zamaiki..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Zamayiki..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 636
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 304
..................  Cassell's French Dictionary (1981) 274
..................  Cassell's German Dictionary (1982) 1143
..................  Cassell's Italian Dictionary (1983) 223
..................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3489940
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 16
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 780
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) plate 116
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 60
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 19
..................  Wikipedia (2000-) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamaica
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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