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Descriptor English: Polynesia
Descriptor Spanish: Polinesia
Descriptor Portuguese: Polinésia
Descriptor French: Polynésie
Entry term(s): Cook Islands
Easter Island
French Polynesia
Niue
Tahiti
Tokelau
Tokelau Islands
Wake Island
Wallis and Futuna Islands
Tree number(s): Z01.639.760.815
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011114
Scope note: The collective name for the islands of the central Pacific Ocean, including the Austral Islands, Cook Islands, Easter Island, HAWAII; NEW ZEALAND; Phoenix Islands, PITCAIRN ISLAND; SAMOA; TONGA; Tuamotu Archipelago, Wake Island, and Wallis and Futuna Islands. Polynesians are of the Caucasoid race, but many are of mixed origin. Polynesia is from the Greek poly, many + nesos, island, with reference to the many islands in the group. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p966 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p426)
Annotation: a group of islands in the central Pacific
Allowable Qualifiers: EH ethnology
EP epidemiology
Online Note: use CHILE to search EASTER ISLAND 1975-77
History Note: 68; EASTER ISLAND was see CHILE 1975-77
DeCS ID: 11551
Unique ID: D011114
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1968/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2012/07/03
Polynesia - Preferred
Concept UI M0017222
Scope note The collective name for the islands of the central Pacific Ocean, including the Austral Islands, Cook Islands, Easter Island, HAWAII; NEW ZEALAND; Phoenix Islands, PITCAIRN ISLAND; SAMOA; TONGA; Tuamotu Archipelago, Wake Island, and Wallis and Futuna Islands. Polynesians are of the Caucasoid race, but many are of mixed origin. Polynesia is from the Greek poly, many + nesos, island, with reference to the many islands in the group. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p966 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p426)
Preferred term Polynesia
Easter Island - Narrower
Concept UI M0017219
Preferred term Easter Island
French Polynesia - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0017220
Preferred term French Polynesia
Niue - Narrower
Concept UI M0017221
Preferred term Niue
Tokelau - Narrower
Concept UI M0017227
Preferred term Tokelau
Tokelau Islands - Narrower
Concept UI M0017224
Preferred term Tokelau Islands
Wake Island - Narrower
Concept UI M0017225
Preferred term Wake Island
Wallis and Futuna Islands - Narrower
Concept UI M0017226
Preferred term Wallis and Futuna Islands
Cook Islands - Narrower
Concept UI M0017218
Preferred term Cook Islands
Tahiti - Narrower
Concept UI M0017223
Preferred term Tahiti



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