Baker Island Country name

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Country name: etymology: named after Captain Michael BAKER who visited the island in 1832 and again in 1839, when he claimed it for the United States

Definition: This entry includes all forms of the country's name approved by the US Board on Geographic Names (Italy is used as an example): conventional long form (Italian Republic), conventional short form (Italy), local long form (Repubblica Italiana), local short form (Italia), former (Kingdom of Italy), as well as the abbreviation. Also see the Terminology note.

Source: CIA World Factbook - This page was last updated on October 8, 2016

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