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Madagascar MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Madagascar
Tree Number(s)
Z01.058.290.120.540
Z01.639.520.500
Unique ID
D008270
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008270
Annotation
the largest of the Indian Ocean Islands; entry term MALAGASY REPUBLIC was its former name
Scope Note
One of the Indian Ocean Islands off the southeast coast of Africa. Its capital is Antananarivo. It was formerly called the Malagasy Republic. Discovered by the Portuguese in 1500, its history has been tied predominantly to the French, becoming a French protectorate in 1882, a French colony in 1896, and a territory within the French union in 1946. The Malagasy Republic was established in the French Community in 1958 but it achieved independence in 1960. Its name was changed to Madagascar in 1975. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p714)
Entry Term(s)
Malagasy Republic
Online Note
use MADAGASCAR to search MALAGASY REPUBLIC 1966-79
History Note
80; was MALAGASY REPUBLIC 1964-79
Date Established
1980/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2022/07/08
Madagascar Preferred
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