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Martinique MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Martinique
Tree Number(s)
Z01.107.084.900.600
Z01.639.880.600
Unique ID
D008395
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008395
Annotation
an island in the Lesser Antilles in the West Indies
Scope Note
An island in the Lesser Antilles, one of the Windward Islands. Its capital is Fort-de-France. It was discovered by Columbus in 1502 and from its settlement in 1635 by the French it passed into and out of Dutch and British hands. It was made a French overseas department in 1946. One account of the name tells of native women on the shore calling "Madinina" as Columbus approached the island. The meaning was never discovered but was entered on early charts as Martinique, influenced by the name of St. Martin. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p734 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p339)
History Note
75
Date Established
1975/01/01
Date of Entry
1974/11/11
Revision Date
2012/07/03
Martinique Preferred
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