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Descriptor English:   Indian Ocean 
Descriptor Spanish:   Océano Índico 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Oceano Índico 
Synonyms English:   Persian Gulf
Red Sea  
Tree Number:   Z01.756.342
Definition English:   A body of water covering approximately one-fifth of the total ocean area of the earth, extending amidst Africa in the west, Australia in the east, Asia in the north, and Antarctica in the south. Including the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf, it constitutes the third largest ocean after the ATLANTIC OCEAN and the PACIFIC OCEAN. (New Encyclopaedia Britannica Micropaedia, 15th ed, 1990, p289) 
History Note English:   97 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
EP epidemiology EH ethnology
Record Number:   33219 
Unique Identifier:   D019156 

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