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Descriptor English: Bermuda
Descriptor Spanish: Bermudas
Descriptor Portuguese: Bermudas
Descriptor French: Bermudes
Tree number(s): Z01.639.040.390
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001605
Scope note: A British colony in the western North Atlantic Ocean about 640 miles east southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. It comprises a group of about 300 islands of which only about 20 are inhabited. It is called also the Bermuda Islands or the Bermudas. It was named for the Spanish explorer Juan Bermudez who visited the islands in 1515. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p140 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p61)
Annotation: a British colony in the North Atlantic
Allowable Qualifiers: EH ethnology
EP epidemiology
DeCS ID: 1630
Unique ID: D001605
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2012/07/03
Bermuda - Preferred
Concept UI M0002402
Scope note A British colony in the western North Atlantic Ocean about 640 miles east southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. It comprises a group of about 300 islands of which only about 20 are inhabited. It is called also the Bermuda Islands or the Bermudas. It was named for the Spanish explorer Juan Bermudez who visited the islands in 1515. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p140 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p61)
Preferred term Bermuda



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