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Descriptor English: Guadeloupe
Descriptor Spanish: Guadalupe
Descriptor Portuguese: Guadalupe
Descriptor French: Guadeloupe
Tree number(s): Z01.107.084.900.393
Z01.639.880.393
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019430
Scope note: The name of two islands of the West Indies, separated by a narrow channel. Their capital is Basse-Terre. They were discovered by Columbus in 1493, occupied by the French in 1635, held by the British at various times between 1759 and 1813, transferred to Sweden in 1813, and restored to France in 1816. Its status was changed from colony to a French overseas department in 1946. Columbus named it in honor of the monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe in Spain. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p470 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p221)
Annotation: two islands in the West Indies separated by a narrow channel
Allowable Qualifiers: EH ethnology
EP epidemiology
Previous Indexing: West Indies (1966-1996)
History Note: 97
DeCS ID: 33213
Unique ID: D019430
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Date Established: 1997/01/01
Date of Entry: 1996/06/26
Revision Date: 2012/07/03
Guadeloupe - Preferred
Concept UI M0028906
Scope note The name of two islands of the West Indies, separated by a narrow channel. Their capital is Basse-Terre. They were discovered by Columbus in 1493, occupied by the French in 1635, held by the British at various times between 1759 and 1813, transferred to Sweden in 1813, and restored to France in 1816. Its status was changed from colony to a French overseas department in 1946. Columbus named it in honor of the monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe in Spain. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p470 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p221)
Preferred term Guadeloupe



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