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Descriptor English: Trinidad and Tobago
Descriptor Spanish: Trinidad y Tobago
Descriptor Portuguese: Trinidad e Tobago
Descriptor French: Trinité-et-Tobago
Entry term(s): Tobago
Trinidad
Tree number(s): Z01.107.084.900.900
Z01.639.880.900
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014300
Scope note: An independent state in the Lesser Antilles in the West Indies, north of Venezuela, comprising the islands of Trinidad and Tobago. Its capital is Port of Spain. Both islands were discovered by Columbus in 1498. The Spanish, English, Dutch, and French figure in their history over four centuries. Trinidad and Tobago united in 1898 and were made part of the British colony of Trinidad and Tobago in 1899. The colony became an independent state in 1962. Trinidad was so named by Columbus either because he arrived on Trinity Sunday or because three mountain peaks suggested the Holy Trinity. Tobago was given the name by Columbus from the Haitian tambaku, pipe, from the natives' habit of smoking tobacco leaves. (Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p1228, 1216 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p555, 547)
Allowable Qualifiers: EH ethnology
EP epidemiology
Online Note: use TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO to search TRINIDAD 1966-78
History Note: 79; was TRINIDAD 1966-78
Entry Version: TRINIDAD TOBAGO
DeCS ID: 14702
Unique ID: D014300
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1979/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2012/07/03
Trinidad and Tobago - Preferred
Concept UI M0021998
Scope note An independent state in the Lesser Antilles in the West Indies, north of Venezuela, comprising the islands of Trinidad and Tobago. Its capital is Port of Spain. Both islands were discovered by Columbus in 1498. The Spanish, English, Dutch, and French figure in their history over four centuries. Trinidad and Tobago united in 1898 and were made part of the British colony of Trinidad and Tobago in 1899. The colony became an independent state in 1962. Trinidad was so named by Columbus either because he arrived on Trinity Sunday or because three mountain peaks suggested the Holy Trinity. Tobago was given the name by Columbus from the Haitian tambaku, pipe, from the natives' habit of smoking tobacco leaves. (Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p1228, 1216 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p555, 547)
Preferred term Trinidad and Tobago
Tobago - Narrower
Concept UI M0021997
Preferred term Tobago
Trinidad - Narrower
Concept UI M0021999
Preferred term Trinidad



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