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Trinidad and Tobago MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Trinidad and Tobago
Tree Number(s)
Z01.107.084.900.900
Z01.639.880.900
Unique ID
D014300
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014300
Scope Note
An independent state in the Lesser Antilles in the West Indies, north of Venezuela, comprising the islands of Trinidad and Tobago. Its capital is Port of Spain. Both islands were discovered by Columbus in 1498. The Spanish, English, Dutch, and French figure in their history over four centuries. Trinidad and Tobago united in 1898 and were made part of the British colony of Trinidad and Tobago in 1899. The colony became an independent state in 1962. Trinidad was so named by Columbus either because he arrived on Trinity Sunday or because three mountain peaks suggested the Holy Trinity. Tobago was given the name by Columbus from the Haitian tambaku, pipe, from the natives' habit of smoking tobacco leaves. (Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p1228, 1216 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p555, 547)
Entry Version
TRINIDAD TOBAGO
Entry Term(s)
Tobago
Trinidad
Online Note
use TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO to search TRINIDAD 1966-78
History Note
79; was TRINIDAD 1966-78
Date Established
1979/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2012/07/03
Trinidad and Tobago Preferred
Tobago Narrower
Trinidad Narrower
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