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Descriptor English: Saint Kitts and Nevis
Descriptor Spanish: San Kitts y Nevis
Descriptor Portuguese: São Cristóvão e Névis
Descriptor French: Saint-Christophe-et-Niévès
Entry term(s): Nevis
St. Kitts and Nevis
Tree number(s): Z01.107.084.900.787
Z01.639.880.787
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019437
Scope note: An independent federation of the Leeward Islands in the West Indies, consisting of Saint Christopher, Nevis, and Sombrero. Its capital is Basseterre. It was discovered by Columbus in 1493, settled by the British in 1625, the first of the Leeward Islands to be colonized by them. It was held jointly by the French and English 1628-1713, but returned to Great Britain by the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713. It was held by the French 1782-83. Under the British for the next 200 years, it gained its independence in 1983. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p1045; Embassy, telephone 202-686-2636)
Annotation: an independent federation in the West Indies
Allowable Qualifiers: EH ethnology
EP epidemiology
Previous Indexing: West Indies (1966-1996)
History Note: 97
Entry Version: SAINT KITTS
DeCS ID: 33214
Unique ID: D019437
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Date Established: 1997/01/01
Date of Entry: 1996/06/26
Revision Date: 2012/07/03
Saint Kitts and Nevis - Preferred
Concept UI M0028916
Scope note An independent federation of the Leeward Islands in the West Indies, consisting of Saint Christopher, Nevis, and Sombrero. Its capital is Basseterre. It was discovered by Columbus in 1493, settled by the British in 1625, the first of the Leeward Islands to be colonized by them. It was held jointly by the French and English 1628-1713, but returned to Great Britain by the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713. It was held by the French 1782-83. Under the British for the next 200 years, it gained its independence in 1983. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p1045; Embassy, telephone 202-686-2636)
Preferred term Saint Kitts and Nevis
Entry term(s) St. Kitts and Nevis
Nevis - Narrower
Concept UI M0028917
Preferred term Nevis



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