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Descriptor English:   United States Virgin Islands 
Descriptor Spanish:   Islas Virgenes de los Estados Unidos 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Ilhas Virgens Americanas 
Synonyms English:   Virgin Islands of the United States  
Tree Number:   Z01.107.084.900.970
Z01.639.880.970
Definition English:   A group of islands in the Lesser Antilles in the West Indies, the three main islands being St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John. The capital is Charlotte Amalie. Before 1917 the U.S. Virgin Islands were held by the Danish and called the Danish West Indies but the name was changed when the United States acquired them by purchase. 
Indexing Annotation English:   a group of islands in the Lesser Antilles in the West Indies; do not confuse with the British Virgin Islands to their north ( = VIRGIN ISLANDS, BRITISH see WEST INDIES); DF: VIRGIN ISLANDS
History Note English:   2014(1982) 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
EP epidemiology EH ethnology
Record Number:   15169 
Unique Identifier:   D014767 

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