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Comoros MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Comoros
Tree Number(s)
Z01.058.290.120.228
Z01.639.520.200
Unique ID
D017507
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017507
Annotation
a group of Indian Ocean Islands between Mozambique & Madagascar
Scope Note
A group of Indian Ocean Islands, the islands of Great Comoro, Anjouan, Mayotte, and Moheli, lying between northeast Mozambique and northwest Madagascar. The capital is Moroni. In 1914 they became a colony attached to Madagascar administratively and were made a French overseas territory in 1947. Except for Mayotte which remained French, Comoros became an independent republic in 1975. Comoros represents the Arabic qamar, moon, said by some scholars to be linked with the mystical Mountains of the Moon said to be somewhere in equatorial Africa. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p283 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p122)
Entry Term(s)
Comoro Islands
Iles Comores
Mayotte
Previous Indexing
Africa, Eastern (1983-1992)
Online Note
93; use AFRICA, EASTERN to search COMOROS 1987-92
History Note
93; was see AFRICA, EASTERN 1987-92
Date Established
1993/01/01
Date of Entry
1992/05/20
Revision Date
2022/07/08
Comoros Preferred
Mayotte Narrower
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