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Descriptor English: Dominica
Descriptor Spanish: Dominica
Descriptor Portuguese: Dominica
Descriptor French: Dominique
Tree number(s): Z01.107.084.900.262
Z01.639.880.262
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019424
Scope note: An island republic of the West Indies. Its capital is Roseau. It was discovered in 1493 by Columbus and held at different times by the French and the British in the 18th century. A member of the West Indies Federation, it achieved internal self-government in 1967 but became independent in 1978. It was named by Columbus who discovered it on Sunday, Domingo in Spanish, from the Latin Dominica dies, the Lord's Day. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p338 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p151)
Annotation: an island in the West Indies; do not confuse with DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, also in the West Indies
Allowable Qualifiers: EH ethnology
EP epidemiology
Previous Indexing: West Indies (1968-1996)
History Note: 97
DeCS ID: 33211
Unique ID: D019424
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Date Established: 1997/01/01
Date of Entry: 1996/06/26
Revision Date: 2012/07/03
Dominica - Preferred
Concept UI M0028898
Scope note An island republic of the West Indies. Its capital is Roseau. It was discovered in 1493 by Columbus and held at different times by the French and the British in the 18th century. A member of the West Indies Federation, it achieved internal self-government in 1967 but became independent in 1978. It was named by Columbus who discovered it on Sunday, Domingo in Spanish, from the Latin Dominica dies, the Lord's Day. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p338 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p151)
Preferred term Dominica



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