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Descriptor in English: North America
Descriptor in Spanish: América del Norte
Descriptor in Portuguese: América do Norte
Descriptor in French: Amérique du Nord
Entry term(s): Northern America
Tree number(s): Z01.107.567
Scope note: The northern continent of the Western Hemisphere, extending northward from the Colombia-Panama border and including CENTRAL AMERICA, MEXICO, Caribbean area, the UNITED STATES, CANADA and GREENLAND. The term often refers more narrowly to MEXICO, continental UNITED STATES, AND CANADA.
Allowable Qualifiers: EH ethnology
EP epidemiology
DeCS UI: 9843
Descriptor UI: D009656
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2016/06/27
North America - Preferred
Concept UI M0014996
Scope note The northern continent of the Western Hemisphere, extending northward from the Colombia-Panama border and including CENTRAL AMERICA, MEXICO, Caribbean area, the UNITED STATES, CANADA and GREENLAND. The term often refers more narrowly to MEXICO, continental UNITED STATES, AND CANADA.
Preferred term North America
Northern America - Narrower
Concept UI M0014997
Preferred term Northern America



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