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Polynesia MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Polynesia
Tree Number(s)
Z01.639.760.815
Unique ID
D011114
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011114
Annotation
a group of islands in the central Pacific
Scope Note
The collective name for the islands of the central Pacific Ocean, including the Austral Islands, Cook Islands, Easter Island, HAWAII; NEW ZEALAND; Phoenix Islands, PITCAIRN ISLAND; SAMOA; TONGA; Tuamotu Archipelago, Wake Island, and Wallis and Futuna Islands. Polynesians are of the Caucasoid race, but many are of mixed origin. Polynesia is from the Greek poly, many + nesos, island, with reference to the many islands in the group. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p966 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p426)
Entry Term(s)
Cook Islands
Easter Island
French Polynesia
Niue
Tahiti
Tokelau
Tokelau Islands
Wake Island
Wallis and Futuna Islands
Online Note
use CHILE to search EASTER ISLAND 1975-77
History Note
68; EASTER ISLAND was see CHILE 1975-77
Date Established
1968/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2012/07/03
Polynesia Preferred
Easter Island Narrower
French Polynesia Related
Niue Narrower
Tokelau Narrower
Tokelau Islands Narrower
Wake Island Narrower
Wallis and Futuna Islands Narrower
Cook Islands Narrower
Tahiti Narrower
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