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Descriptor English: United States Virgin Islands
Descriptor Spanish: Islas Virgenes de los Estados Unidos
Descriptor Portuguese: Ilhas Virgens Americanas
Descriptor French: Iles Vierges des États-Unis
Entry term(s): Virgin Islands of the United States
Tree number(s): Z01.107.084.900.970
Z01.639.880.970
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014767
Scope note: A group of islands in the Lesser Antilles in the West Indies, the three main islands being St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John. The capital is Charlotte Amalie. Before 1917 the U.S. Virgin Islands were held by the Danish and called the Danish West Indies but the name was changed when the United States acquired them by purchase.
Annotation: a group of islands in the Lesser Antilles in the West Indies; do not confuse with the British Virgin Islands to their north ( = VIRGIN ISLANDS, BRITISH see WEST INDIES); DF: VIRGIN ISLANDS
Allowable Qualifiers: EH ethnology
EP epidemiology
Previous Indexing: West Indies (1966-1981)
History Note: 2014(1982)
DeCS ID: 15169
Unique ID: D014767
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1982/01/01
Date of Entry: 1981/05/15
Revision Date: 2013/07/08
United States Virgin Islands - Preferred
Concept UI M0022740
Scope note A group of islands in the Lesser Antilles in the West Indies, the three main islands being St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John. The capital is Charlotte Amalie. Before 1917 the U.S. Virgin Islands were held by the Danish and called the Danish West Indies but the name was changed when the United States acquired them by purchase.
Preferred term United States Virgin Islands
Entry term(s) Virgin Islands of the United States



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