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Hawaii MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Hawaii
Tree Number(s)
Z01.107.567.875.580.375
Z01.639.760.815.482
Unique ID
D006254
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006254
Annotation
an island group in Polynesia; Hawaii is also the name of the largest island in the group
Scope Note
A group of islands in Polynesia, in the north central Pacific Ocean, comprising eight major and 114 minor islands, largely volcanic and coral. Its capital is Honolulu. It was first reached by Polynesians about 500 A.D. It was discovered and named the Sandwich Islands in 1778 by Captain Cook. The islands were united under the rule of King Kamehameha 1795-1819 and requested annexation to the United States in 1893 when a provisional government was set up. Hawaii was established as a territory in 1900 and admitted as a state in 1959. The name is from the Polynesian Owhyhii, place of the gods, with reference to the two volcanoes Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, regarded as the abode of the gods. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p493 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p2330)
Entry Term(s)
Midway Island
Midway Islands
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2012/07/03
Hawaii Preferred
Midway Island Related
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