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Reunion MeSH Descriptor Data 2024

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one of the Indian Ocean Islands east of Madagascar; in translations use accent: RĂ©union
Scope Note
One of the Indian Ocean Islands, east of Madagascar. Its capital is Saint-Denis. It was discovered in 1507 by the Portuguese and claimed by France in 1638. It was first colonized in 1662 as Isle de Bourbon but renamed Reunion in 1793. In 1946 it was made an overseas department of France. The name commemorates the reunion of the revolutionaries from Marseilles with the National Guard in Paris in 1792. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p1011; Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p454; French Embassy)
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Indian Ocean Islands (1983-1992)
Online Note
use INDIAN OCEAN ISLANDS to search REUNION 1987-92
History Note
93; was see INDIAN OCEAN ISLANDS 1987-92
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