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Descriptor English: Asia, Western
Descriptor Spanish: Asia Occidental
Descriptor Portuguese: Ásia Ocidental
Descriptor French: Asie de l'Ouest
Entry term(s): Western Asia
Tree number(s): Z01.252.245
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001211
Scope note: The geographical designation for the countries of the MIDDLE EAST and the countries BANGLADESH; BHUTAN; INDIA; NEPAL; PAKISTAN; and SRI LANKA. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed, 1993 & Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988)
Annotation: a geog area; prefer specific countries; MIDDLE EAST is also available
Allowable Qualifiers: EH ethnology
EP epidemiology
DeCS ID: 1218
Unique ID: D001211
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2001/07/25
Asia, Western - Preferred
Concept UI M0001809
Scope note The geographical designation for the countries of the MIDDLE EAST and the countries BANGLADESH; BHUTAN; INDIA; NEPAL; PAKISTAN; and SRI LANKA. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed, 1993 & Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988)
Preferred term Asia, Western
Entry term(s) Western Asia



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