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ID: 1000236
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1000236

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 08 00 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -8.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 178 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 178.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Comprises nine coral atolls; original Melanesian inhabitants were invaded by Polynesians from Samoa 16th century; sighted by British John Byron 1764; part of Britain's Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony 1915; separated from Gilberts (now Kiribati) 1974; main languages are Tuvaluan and English.

Names:
Tuvalu (preferred,C,V,O,English-P,U,N)  ............ since 1976
Tuvalu (French-P,U,N)
Tuvalu (Tuvaluan-P,U)
Tuvalu (Spanish-P,U,N)
Тувалу (C,O,Russian-P,U)
图瓦卢 (C,O,Chinese-P,U)
ثوفا وً (C,O,Arabic-P,U)
TUV (C,O,ISO3L)
TV (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO798 (C,O,ISO3N)
TV00 (C,O,FIPS)
Ellice Islands (H,V)
Lagoon Islands (H,V)
Tuvaluan (C,O,English,U,A)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Oceania (continent)  ....  Oceania (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Tuvalu (nation)  ........  Tuvalu (nation) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Oceania (continent)  ....  Oceania (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony (former territory/colony/dependent state)  ........  Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony (former territory/colony/dependent state) (P)
Hierarchy of Tuvalu (nation)  ............  Tuvalu (nation) (P)

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  gained independence October 1, 1978
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)
constitutional monarchy (C)  ............  established 1978
island nation (C)
former territory/colony/dependent state (C)
protectorate (H)  ............  British, 1892-1915

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Funafuti .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Oceania, Tuvalu, Funafuti) [7002049]
member of ....  Commonwealth of Nations .......... (association)
................  (World) [7005615]
................  joined association in 1978
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 2000

Sources and Contributors:
Тувалу..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 31 July 2013
图瓦卢..........  [VP]
...........  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 31 July 2013
ثوفا وً..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 31 July 2013
Ellice Islands..........  [VP]
.............................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 358
ISO798..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 21
Lagoon Islands..........  [VP]
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 367
TUV..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 772
Tuvalu..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 735
.................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 667
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1990) plate 9
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 86
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 31 July 2013
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 367
Tuvaluan..........  [VP]
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 38
TV..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 21
TV00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 88
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 735
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 667
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 21
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 772
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 88
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1990) plate 9
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 358
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 86
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 38
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 367
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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