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Descriptor English: Africa, Northern
Descriptor Spanish: África del Norte
Descriptor Portuguese: África do Norte
Descriptor French: Afrique du Nord
Entry term(s): Maghreb
Maghrib
North Africa
Northern Africa
Sahara
Tree number(s): Z01.058.266
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000352
Scope note: The geographical area of Africa comprising ALGERIA; EGYPT; LIBYA; MOROCCO and TUNISIA. It includes also the vast deserts and oases of the Sahara. It is often referred to as North Africa or the Maghreb.
Annotation: a geographic area; prefer specific countries; titles often refer to the Maghreb or Maghrib, the Arabic name for Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia & sometimes Libya collectively: check text for possible specificity, otherwise index under AFRICA, NORTHERN
Allowable Qualifiers: EH ethnology
EP epidemiology
DeCS ID: 357
Unique ID: D000352
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2018/06/29
Africa, Northern - Preferred
Concept UI M0000538
Scope note The geographical area of Africa comprising ALGERIA; EGYPT; LIBYA; MOROCCO and TUNISIA. It includes also the vast deserts and oases of the Sahara. It is often referred to as North Africa or the Maghreb.
Preferred term Africa, Northern
Entry term(s) Maghreb
Maghrib
North Africa
Northern Africa
Sahara - Narrower
Concept UI M0000539
Preferred term Sahara



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