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New Zealand MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
New Zealand
Tree Number(s)
Z01.639.760.747
Z01.678.100.747
Unique ID
D009520
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009520
Annotation
Maori are Polynesians native to New Zealand; Australasia refers to Australia, New Zealand or both: check text
Scope Note
A group of islands in the southwest Pacific. Its capital is Wellington. It was discovered by the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman in 1642 and circumnavigated by Cook in 1769. Colonized in 1840 by the New Zealand Company, it became a British crown colony in 1840 until 1907 when colonial status was terminated. New Zealand is a partly anglicized form of the original Dutch name Nieuw Zeeland, new sea land, possibly with reference to the Dutch province of Zeeland. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p842 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p378)
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2012/07/03
New Zealand Preferred
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