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Descriptor English: Quebec
Descriptor Spanish: Quebec
Descriptor Portuguese: Quebeque
Descriptor French: Québec
Tree number(s): Z01.107.567.176.791
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011792
Scope note: A province of eastern Canada. Its capital is Quebec. The region belonged to France from 1627 to 1763 when it was lost to the British. The name is from the Algonquian quilibek meaning the place where waters narrow, referring to the gradually narrowing channel of the St. Lawrence or to the narrows of the river at Cape Diamond. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p993 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p440)
Annotation: a province of eastern Canada
Allowable Qualifiers: EH ethnology
EP epidemiology
DeCS ID: 12229
Unique ID: D011792
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1995/02/21
Quebec - Preferred
Concept UI M0018325
Scope note A province of eastern Canada. Its capital is Quebec. The region belonged to France from 1627 to 1763 when it was lost to the British. The name is from the Algonquian quilibek meaning the place where waters narrow, referring to the gradually narrowing channel of the St. Lawrence or to the narrows of the river at Cape Diamond. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p993 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p440)
Preferred term Quebec



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