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  • Variants

    • Republic of Palau
    • Pelew
    • Belau
    • Beluu er a Belau
    • Republic of Belau
    • Palaos
    • République des Palaos
    • パラオ
    • Parao
    • パラオ島
    • Paraotō
    • ベラウ
    • Berau
    • パラオ諸島
    • Parao Shotō
  • Additional Information

    • Descriptor

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        Independent political entity
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        Freely associated state
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        (aat) Freely associated states
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        (aat) Countries (sovereign states)
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        (aat) Nations
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        (thesoz) Nation
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        (thesoz) National state
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        (eurovocen) State
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        (stw) State
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        (aat) Island nations
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        Developing island countries
    • Associated Locale

        Caroline Islands
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    • Associated Locale

  • Exact Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

  • Closely Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

    • OCLC - FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology)Palau Offsite link
    • WikidataPalau Offsite linkLabel from public data source Wikidata
  • Sources

    • found: Sledge, E.B. With the old breed, at Peleliu and Okinawa, c1981(name not given)
    • found: BGN, 7/22/81(Republic of Palau; 5°N, 137°E)
    • found: Stewart, W.H. Historic and geographic tourist map of Belau (Republic of Palau), western Caroline Islands, Pacific Ocean ... c1988.
    • found: Lippincott(Palau, island group, W Caroline Islands, c. 550 mi. E of Philippines; 7°30ʹN 134°30ʹE; taken (1944) by U.S.; sometimes spelled Pelew)
    • found: Web. geog.(Palau or formerly Pelew or since 1981 Belau, group of ab. 100 islands and islets, generally considered a part of the Caroline Is. (Western Carolines); became part of U.S. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands 1947; became internally self-governing 1980)
    • found: BGN. Foreign names info. bull., 15 Apr. 1996(former name: Palau [brief], Republic of; ADM1; new name: Palau [brief], Republic of [English]; Beluu er a Belau [Belau=brief] [Palauan]; PCLF; 5°00ʹN, 137°00ʹE)
    • found: Wikipedia, July 11, 2006(Palau, officially the Republic of Palau; it is sometimes referred to in English under its native name Belau; Beluu er a Belau) July 17, 2018 (Palau (historically Belau, Palaos, or Pelew), officially the Republic of Palau (Palauan: Beluu er a Belau), is an island country located in the western Pacific Ocean; contains approximately 340 islands, forming the western chain of the Caroline Islands in Micronesia; 7°30ʹN 134°30ʹE)
    • found: GNIS, July 17, 2018(Republic of Palau; variants: Belau; Beluu Er A Belau; Palau; Republic of Belau; Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, Palau District; following World War II, Palau became part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, which was administered by the US under a United Nations mandate ratified in 1947. In 1986, the US and the Palau government agreed to a Compact of Free Association, which provided independence under US military protection. This Compact was endorsed in October 1994; consists of sixteen states: Aimelik, Airai, Angaur, Kayangel, Koror, Hatohobei, Melekeok, Ngaraard, Ngardmau, Ngaremlengui, Ngatpang, Nchesar, Ngerchelong, Ngiwal, Peleliu, and Sonsoral; 7.4782190° 134.5604700° 07°28ʹ42ʺN 134°33ʹ38ʺE)
    • found: BnF Catalogue général, via WWW, July 17, 2018(Palaos; variants: République des Palaos; Palau; Belau)
    • found: Web NDL authorities, July 17, 2018(パラオ = Parao; variants: パラオ島 = Paraotō; ベラウ = Berau; パラオ諸島 = Parao Shotō; Palau) -
  • Editorial Notes

    • [Non-Latin script references not evaluated.]
  • Change Notes

    • 1981-09-30: new
    • 2018-07-21: revised
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