The GettyResearch Institute
Research Home Tools Thesaurus of Geographic Names Full Record Display
Thesaurus of Geographic Names Full Record Display
New Search Previous Page Help

Vernacular Display | English Display

Click the icon to view the hierarchy.

Semantic View (JSONJSONLDRDFN3/TurtleN-Triples)

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

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 19 22 59 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 19.3833  decimal degrees
Long: 071 13 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 71.2167  decimal degrees

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,English)  ............ so-named because Columbus believed it was on the route west to India
West Indies ()
Antilles (C,O)
West Indian (C,O)
Antillas (C,U,Spanish)
Caribbean Basin (C,U,English)
Na hIndiacha Thiar (C,U,Irish Gaelic)
Antille (C,U,O,Italian)

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

Place Types:
archipelago (preferred, C)
general region (C)
islands (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Antillas..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 35712193491552
Antille..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3491552
Antillen..........  [VP]
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3491552
Antilles..........  [BHA, VP]
.................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
.................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 35712193491552
Caribbean Basin..........  [VP]
.............................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3571219
Na hIndiacha Thiar..........  [VP]
...................................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3571219
West Indian..........  [VP]
.......................  Oxford English Dictionary [online] (2002-) accessed 14 June 2006
West-IndiĆ«..........  [VP]
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3571219
West Indies..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
.......................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 705
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3571219
.......................  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)
..................  GeoNames online [n.d.] 3571219; 3491552
..................  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
..................  Wikipedia (2000-) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Indies; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antilles
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)

 

New Search

Back to Top

Printer Friendly Version

The J. Paul Getty Trust
The J. Paul Getty Trust