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Descriptor English: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Descriptor Spanish: San Vicente y las Grenadinas
Descriptor Portuguese: São Vicente e Granadinas
Descriptor French: Saint-Vincent-et-les Grenadines
Entry term(s): Grenadines
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Tree number(s): Z01.107.084.900.862
Z01.639.880.862
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019436
Scope note: A self-governing state of the Windward Islands in the West Indies, comprising Saint Vincent and the northern islets of the Grenadines. Its capital is Kingstown. It is one of the original homes of the Carib Indians supposed to have been sighted by Columbus in 1498. It was in English hands from 1627 till held by the French 1779-83. Saint Vincent subsequently became a British possession and, with other nearby British territories, was administered by the Governor of the Windward Islands till 1959. It attained a measure of independence in 1969 but achieved full independence as Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in 1979. Saint Vincent was the 4th century Spanish martyr on whose feast day Columbus discovered the island. Grenadines is derived from the Spanish kingdom of Granada. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p1054 & The Europa World Year Book 1993, p2441)
Annotation: self-governing islands in the West Indies; do not confuse entry term GRENADINES with GRENADA, also in the West Indies
Allowable Qualifiers: EH ethnology
EP epidemiology
Previous Indexing: West Indies (1969-1996)
History Note: 97
Entry Version: ST VINCENT
DeCS ID: 33216
Unique ID: D019436
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1997/01/01
Date of Entry: 1996/06/10
Revision Date: 2012/07/03
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Preferred
Concept UI M0028914
Scope note A self-governing state of the Windward Islands in the West Indies, comprising Saint Vincent and the northern islets of the Grenadines. Its capital is Kingstown. It is one of the original homes of the Carib Indians supposed to have been sighted by Columbus in 1498. It was in English hands from 1627 till held by the French 1779-83. Saint Vincent subsequently became a British possession and, with other nearby British territories, was administered by the Governor of the Windward Islands till 1959. It attained a measure of independence in 1969 but achieved full independence as Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in 1979. Saint Vincent was the 4th century Spanish martyr on whose feast day Columbus discovered the island. Grenadines is derived from the Spanish kingdom of Granada. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p1054 & The Europa World Year Book 1993, p2441)
Preferred term Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Entry term(s) St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Grenadines - Narrower
Concept UI M0028915
Preferred term Grenadines



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