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Jamaica MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Jamaica
Tree Number(s)
Z01.107.084.900.525
Z01.639.880.525
Unique ID
D007563
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007563
Annotation
an island in the Greater Antilles in the West Indies
Scope Note
An island in the Greater Antilles in the West Indies. Its capital is Kingston. It was discovered in 1494 by Columbus and was a Spanish colony 1509-1655 until captured by the English. Its flourishing slave trade was abolished in the 19th century. It was a British colony 1655-1958 and a territory of the West Indies Federation 1958-62. It achieved full independence in 1962. The name is from the Arawak Xaymaca, rich in springs or land of springs. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p564 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p267)
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2012/07/03
Jamaica Preferred
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