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Dominica MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Dominica
Tree Number(s)
Z01.107.084.900.262
Z01.639.880.262
Unique ID
D019424
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019424
Annotation
an island in the West Indies; do not confuse with DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, also in the West Indies
Scope Note
An island republic of the West Indies. Its capital is Roseau. It was discovered in 1493 by Columbus and held at different times by the French and the British in the 18th century. A member of the West Indies Federation, it achieved internal self-government in 1967 but became independent in 1978. It was named by Columbus who discovered it on Sunday, Domingo in Spanish, from the Latin Dominica dies, the Lord's Day. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p338 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p151)
Previous Indexing
West Indies (1968-1996)
History Note
97
Date Established
1997/01/01
Date of Entry
1996/06/26
Revision Date
2012/07/03
Dominica Preferred
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