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Descriptor English: Pacific Islands
Descriptor Spanish: Islas del Pacífico
Descriptor Portuguese: Ilhas do Pacífico
Descriptor French: Iles du Pacifique
Entry term(s): Micronesia-Polynesia
Tree number(s): Z01.639.760
Z01.678.100.873
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010139
Scope note: The islands of the Pacific Ocean divided into MICRONESIA; MELANESIA; and POLYNESIA (including NEW ZEALAND). The collective name Oceania includes the aforenamed islands, adding AUSTRALIA; NEW ZEALAND; and the Malay Archipelago (INDONESIA). (Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p910, 880)
Annotation: includes MELANESIA; MICRONESIA & POLYNESIA: see notes under each & indentions in trees
Allowable Qualifiers: EH ethnology
EP epidemiology
Online Note: use PACIFIC ISLANDS to search SOUTH PACIFIC ISLANDS 1967-77
History Note: 78; was SOUTH PACIFIC ISLANDS 1967-77
DeCS ID: 10327
Unique ID: D010139
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1978/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2012/07/03
Pacific Islands - Preferred
Concept UI M0015733
Scope note The islands of the Pacific Ocean divided into MICRONESIA; MELANESIA; and POLYNESIA (including NEW ZEALAND). The collective name Oceania includes the aforenamed islands, adding AUSTRALIA; NEW ZEALAND; and the Malay Archipelago (INDONESIA). (Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p910, 880)
Preferred term Pacific Islands
Micronesia-Polynesia - Narrower
Concept UI M0015734
Preferred term Micronesia-Polynesia



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