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Mauritius MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Mauritius
Tree Number(s)
Z01.639.520.520
Unique ID
D008436
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008436
Annotation
one of the Indian Ocean Islands
Scope Note
One of the Indian Ocean Islands, east of Madagascar. Its capital is Port Louis. It was discovered by the Portuguese in 1505, occupied by the Dutch 1598-1710, held by the French 1715-1810 when the British captured it, formally ceded to the British in 1814, and became independent in 1968. It was named by the Dutch in honor of Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange (1567-1625). (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p742 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p341)
Entry Term(s)
Agalega Islands
Date Established
1975/01/01
Date of Entry
1974/11/11
Revision Date
2012/07/03
Mauritius Preferred
Agalega Islands Narrower
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