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Descriptor English: Bhutan
Descriptor Spanish: Bután
Descriptor Bután
Scope note: Reino en el Himalaya oriental, en la frontera nordeste de la India, limitado al norte por el Tibet, al este por Assam, al sur por Assam y Bengala Occidental y al oeste por Sikkim y Tibet. De 1720 a 1970 estuvo bajo dominación china o india. En 1971 se convirtió en miembro de las Naciones Unidas. El nombre proviene del sánscrito bhota, el nombre del Tibet, + anta, fin, en referencia a su ubicación en el extremo sur del Tibet. (Traducción libre del original: Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p144 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p64).
Descriptor Portuguese: Butão
Descriptor French: Bhoutan
Tree number(s): Z01.252.245.162
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001631
Scope note: A kingdom in the eastern Himalayas on the northeast border of India, bounded on the north by Tibet, on the east by Assam, on the south by Assam and West Bengal, and on the west by Sikkim and Tibet. From 1720 to 1970 it was under Chinese or Indian domination. In 1971 it became a member of the United Nations. The name comes from the Sanskrit bhota, the name for Tibet, + anta, end, with reference to its location at the southern extremity of Tibet. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p144 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p64)
Annotation: a kingdom in the eastern Himalayas
Allowable Qualifiers: EH ethnology
EP epidemiology
DeCS ID: 1655
Unique ID: D001631
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1995/02/17
Bhutan - Preferred
Concept UI M0002453
Scope note A kingdom in the eastern Himalayas on the northeast border of India, bounded on the north by Tibet, on the east by Assam, on the south by Assam and West Bengal, and on the west by Sikkim and Tibet. From 1720 to 1970 it was under Chinese or Indian domination. In 1971 it became a member of the United Nations. The name comes from the Sanskrit bhota, the name for Tibet, + anta, end, with reference to its location at the southern extremity of Tibet. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p144 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p64)
Preferred term Bhutan



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