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Descriptor English: Grenada
Descriptor Spanish: Grenada
Descriptor Portuguese: Granada
Descriptor French: Grenade
Tree number(s): Z01.107.084.900.362
Z01.639.880.362
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019425
Scope note: An island of the West Indies. Its capital is St. George's. It was discovered in 1498 by Columbus who called it Concepcion. It was held at different times by the French and the British during the 18th century. The British suppressed a native uprising in 1795. It was an associate state of Great Britain 1967-74 but became an independent nation within the British Commonwealth in 1974. The original name referred to the Feast of the Immaculate Conception but it was later renamed for the Spanish kingdom of Granada. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p467 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p219)
Annotation: an island in the West Indies; do not confuse with GRENADINES see SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES, also in the West Indies
Allowable Qualifiers: EH ethnology
EP epidemiology
Previous Indexing: West Indies (1969-1996)
History Note: 97
DeCS ID: 33212
Unique ID: D019425
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Date Established: 1997/01/01
Date of Entry: 1996/06/26
Revision Date: 2012/07/03
Grenada - Preferred
Concept UI M0028899
Scope note An island of the West Indies. Its capital is St. George's. It was discovered in 1498 by Columbus who called it Concepcion. It was held at different times by the French and the British during the 18th century. The British suppressed a native uprising in 1795. It was an associate state of Great Britain 1967-74 but became an independent nation within the British Commonwealth in 1974. The original name referred to the Feast of the Immaculate Conception but it was later renamed for the Spanish kingdom of Granada. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p467 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p219)
Preferred term Grenada



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