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Descriptor in English: Oman
Descriptor in Spanish: Omán
Descriptor in Portuguese: Omã
Descriptor in French: Oman
Entry term(s): Muscat
Muscat and Oman
Tree number(s): Z01.252.245.500.600
Scope note: A sultanate on the southeast coast of the Arabian peninsula. Its capital is Masqat. Before the 16th century it was ruled by independent emirs but was captured and controlled by the Portuguese 1508-1648. In 1741 it was recovered by a descendent of Yemen's imam. After its decline in the 19th century, it became virtually a political and economic dependency within the British Government of India, retaining close ties with Great Britain by treaty from 1939 to 1970 when it achieved autonomy. The name was recorded by Pliny in the 1st century A.D. as Omana, said to be derived from the founder of the state, Oman ben Ibrahim al-Khalil. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p890; Oman Embassy, Washington; Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p391)
Annotation: a sultanate on the southeast Arabian peninsula
Allowable Qualifiers: EH ethnology
EP epidemiology
Online Note: use OMAN to search MUSCAT & OMAN 1975-78
History Note: 79; was MUSCAT & OMAN 1975-78
DeCS UI: 10035
Descriptor UI: D009850
Date Established: 1975/01/01
Date of Entry: 1974/11/11
Revision Date: 2015/06/29
Oman - Preferred
Concept UI M0015288
Scope note A sultanate on the southeast coast of the Arabian peninsula. Its capital is Masqat. Before the 16th century it was ruled by independent emirs but was captured and controlled by the Portuguese 1508-1648. In 1741 it was recovered by a descendent of Yemen's imam. After its decline in the 19th century, it became virtually a political and economic dependency within the British Government of India, retaining close ties with Great Britain by treaty from 1939 to 1970 when it achieved autonomy. The name was recorded by Pliny in the 1st century A.D. as Omana, said to be derived from the founder of the state, Oman ben Ibrahim al-Khalil. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p890; Oman Embassy, Washington; Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p391)
Preferred term Oman
Muscat - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0015289
Preferred term Muscat
Muscat and Oman - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0015290
Preferred term Muscat and Oman



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