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Cook Islands


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    • us: Kūki ʼĀirani
    • us: Hervey Islands
    • us: Harvey Islands
    • us: Cook Group
    • us: クック ショトウ
    • us: クック諸島
    • us: Kukku Shotō
    • us: Îles Cook
    • us: איי קוק
    • us: Iye Ḳuḳ
    • us: Cookinseln
    • us: Cooks-eyjar
    • us: Islas Cook
    • us: Ilhas Cook
    • us: Cook-Inseln
    • us: Cook, Îles
    • us: Howard Islands
    • us: Cookinsaaret
    • us: Cooköarna
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        Country
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        Semi-independent political entityGeoNames, May 9, 2018
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        Dependent stateGetty thesaurus of geographic names online, May 9, 2018
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        (aat) Nations
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        (thesoz) Nation
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        (thesoz) National state
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        (aat) Island nations
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        (eurovocen) State
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        (stw) State
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  • Sources

    • found: Wikipedia, August 25, 2015 (The Cook Islands (Cook Islands Māori: Kūki 'Āirani) is an island country in the South Pacific Ocean in free association with New Zealand; The Cook Islands' defence and foreign affairs are the responsibility of New Zealand, which is exercised in consultation with the Cook Islands. In recent times, the Cook Islands have adopted an increasingly independent foreign policy. Although Cook Islanders are citizens of New Zealand, they have the status of Cook Islands nationals, which is not given to other New Zealand citizens; British navigator Captain James Cook arrived in 1773 and 1777 and named the islands the Hervey Islands; the name "Cook Islands", in honour of Cook, appeared on a Russian naval chart published in the 1820s; as of 2014, the Cook Islands had diplomatic relations in its own name with 43 other countries. The Cook Islands is not a United Nations member state, but, along with Niue, has had their "full treaty-making capacity" recognised by United Nations Secretariat, and is a full member of the WHO and UNESCO UN specialised agencies)
    • found: The world factbook, via WWW, August 25, 2015 (Cook Islands (self-governing in free association with New Zealand); conventional long form: none; conventional short form: Cook Islands; former: Harvey Islands; became self-governing in free association with New Zealand on 4 August 1965 and has the right at any time to move to full independence by unilateral action; 21 14 S, 159 46 W)
    • found: Columbia gazetteer of the world, 1998 (Cook Islands; proclaimed a British protectorate in 1888, annexed to N.Z. in 1901, and in 1965 assumed the role of a free association state in N.Z. partnership; sometimes called the Hervey Isls.)
    • found: GEOnet, August 25, 2015 (Cook Islands (approved); Kūki ʼĀirani (variant); dependent political entity; 16°05ʹ00ʺS, 161°35ʹ00ʺW (-16.083333, -161.583333); also: Cook Islands (approved); Cook Group (variant); Hervey Islands (variant); islands; 20°00ʹ00ʺS, 158°00ʹ00ʺW (-20, -158))
    • found: Web NDL authorities, May 9, 2018 (クック ショトウ= Kukku Shotō; クック諸島 = Kukku Shotō)
    • found: VIAF, May 9, 2018 (Sudoc authorized access point: Cook (îles); National Library fo Israel: איי קוק = Iye Ḳuḳ; German National Library: Cookinseln; National and University Library of Iceland: Cooks-eyjar)
    • found: Getty thesaurus of geographic names online, May 9, 2018 (Cook Islands; variants: Cooks Islands; Kūki 'Āirani; Islas Cook; Ilhas Cook; Cook-Inseln; Cook, Îles; COK; CK; ISO184; CW00; Hervey Islands; Howard Islands)
    • found: YSO places, viewed online May 9, 2018 (Cook Islands; Cookinsaaret (Finnish); Cooköarna (Swedish)) {http://finto.fi/yso-paikat/en/page/p109148}
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  • Change Notes

    • 1980-07-24: new
    • 2018-07-07: revised
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