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Descriptor English: Africa, Western
Descriptor Spanish: África Occidental
Descriptor Portuguese: África Ocidental
Descriptor French: Afrique de l'Ouest
Entry term(s): Africa, West
West Africa
Western Africa
Tree number(s): Z01.058.290.190
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000354
Scope note: The geographical area of Africa comprising BENIN; BURKINA FASO; CAPO VERDE, COTE D'IVOIRE; GAMBIA; GHANA; GUINEA; GUINEA-BISSAU; LIBERIA; MALI; MAURITANIA; NIGER; NIGERIA; SENEGAL; SIERRA LEONE; and TOGO.
Annotation: a geographic area: prefer specific countries
Allowable Qualifiers: EH ethnology
EP epidemiology
DeCS ID: 359
Unique ID: D000354
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2016/12/19
Africa, Western - Preferred
Concept UI M0000541
Scope note The geographical area of Africa comprising BENIN; BURKINA FASO; CAPO VERDE, COTE D'IVOIRE; GAMBIA; GHANA; GUINEA; GUINEA-BISSAU; LIBERIA; MALI; MAURITANIA; NIGER; NIGERIA; SENEGAL; SIERRA LEONE; and TOGO.
Preferred term Africa, Western
Entry term(s) Africa, West
West Africa
Western Africa



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