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Descriptor English: Comoros
Descriptor Spanish: Comoras
Descriptor Comoras
Entry term(s) Islas Comoras
Islas Comores
Islas Comoro
Mayotte
Scope note: Grupo de Islas del Océano Índico, las islas Gran Comora, Anjouan, Mayotte y Moheli, situadas entre el noreste de Mozambique y el noroeste de Madagascar. La capital es Moroni. En 1914 se convirtieron en una colonia ligada administrativamente a Madagascar y pasaron a ser territorio francés de ultramar en 1947. A excepción de Mayotte, que permaneció francesa, Comoros se convirtió en república independiente en 1975. Comoros representa el qamar árabe, luna, que, según algunos eruditos se relaciona con las místicas Montañas de la Luna situadas, según se dice, en algún lugar del África ecuatorial. (Traducción libre del original: Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p283 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p122)
Descriptor Portuguese: Comores
Descriptor French: Comores
Entry term(s): Comoro Islands
Iles Comores
Mayotte
Tree number(s): Z01.639.520.200
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017507
Scope note: A group of Indian Ocean Islands, the islands of Great Comoro, Anjouan, Mayotte, and Moheli, lying between northeast Mozambique and northwest Madagascar. The capital is Moroni. In 1914 they became a colony attached to Madagascar administratively and were made a French overseas territory in 1947. Except for Mayotte which remained French, Comoros became an independent republic in 1975. Comoros represents the Arabic qamar, moon, said by some scholars to be linked with the mystical Mountains of the Moon said to be somewhere in equatorial Africa. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p283 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p122)
Annotation: a group of Indian Ocean Islands between Mozambique & Madagascar
Allowable Qualifiers: EH ethnology
EP epidemiology
Previous Indexing: Africa, Eastern (1983-1992)
Online Note: 93; use AFRICA, EASTERN to search COMOROS 1987-92
History Note: 93; was see AFRICA, EASTERN 1987-92
DeCS ID: 30776
Unique ID: D017507
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1993/01/01
Date of Entry: 1992/05/20
Revision Date: 2012/07/03
Comoros - Preferred
Concept UI M0026567
Scope note A group of Indian Ocean Islands, the islands of Great Comoro, Anjouan, Mayotte, and Moheli, lying between northeast Mozambique and northwest Madagascar. The capital is Moroni. In 1914 they became a colony attached to Madagascar administratively and were made a French overseas territory in 1947. Except for Mayotte which remained French, Comoros became an independent republic in 1975. Comoros represents the Arabic qamar, moon, said by some scholars to be linked with the mystical Mountains of the Moon said to be somewhere in equatorial Africa. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p283 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p122)
Preferred term Comoros
Entry term(s) Comoro Islands
Iles Comores
Mayotte - Narrower
Concept UI M0026568
Preferred term Mayotte



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