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 DeCS Categories

G16 Biological Phenomena .
G16.500 Ecological and Environmental Phenomena .
G16.500.275 Environment .
G16.500.275.505 Islands .
H02 Health Occupations .
H02.478 Nursing .
H02.478.676 Specialties, Nursing .
H02.478.676.416 Midwifery .
K01 Humanities .
K01.844 Religion .
K01.844.275 Islam .
N06 Environment and Public Health .
N06.230 Environment .
N06.230.295 Islands .
SP2 Health Care (Public Health) .
SP2.006 Health of Specific Groups .
SP2.006.027 Maternal and Child Health .
SP2.006.027.028 Midwifery .
Z01 Geographic Locations .
Z01.107 Americas .
Z01.107.567 North America .
Z01.107.567.875 United States .
Z01.107.567.875.580 Pacific States .
Z01.107.567.875.580.375 Hawaii .
Z01.542 Europe .
Z01.542.727 Portugal .
Z01.542.816 Scandinavian and Nordic Countries .
Z01.542.816.186 Finland .
Z01.639 Islands .
Z01.639.760 Pacific Islands .
Z01.639.760.680 Micronesia .
Z01.639.760.815 Polynesia .
Z01.639.760.815.482 Hawaii .
 
 Terms
 Synonyms & Historicals
Documents
LILACS e MDL
 
Hawaii .
Midway Island .
Midway Islands .
A group of islands in Polynesia, in the north central Pacific Ocean, comprising eight major and 114 minor islands, largely volcanic and coral. Its capital is Honolulu. It was first reached by Polynesians about 500 A.D. It was discovered and named the Sandwich Islands in 1778 by Captain Cook. The islands were united under the rule of King Kamehameha 1795-1819 and requested annexation to the United States in 1893 when a provisional government was set up. Hawaii was established as a territory in 1900 and admitted as a state in 1959. The name is from the Polynesian Owhyhii, place of the gods, with reference to the two volcanoes Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, regarded as the abode of the gods. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p493 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p2330) .
1.00
 
Islands .
Tracts of land completely surrounded by water. .
0.61
 
Islam .
Islamic Ethics .
Ethic, Islamic .
Ethics, Islamic .
Islamic Ethic .
Muslim .
Mohammedanism .
Muslims .
A monotheistic religion promulgated by the Prophet Mohammed with Allah as the deity. .
0.55
 
Micronesia .
Johnston Island .
Micronesia, Federated States of .
Northern Mariana Islands .
Pacific Islands (Trust Territory) .
Mariana Islands .
Marshall Islands .
Caroline Islands .
Ellice Islands .
Gilbert Islands .
Kiribati .
Nauru .
Tuvalu .
Federated States of Micronesia .
The collective name for islands of the Pacific Ocean east of the Philippines, including the Mariana, PALAU, Caroline, Marshall, and Kiribati Islands. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p761 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p350) .
0.51
 
Finland .
Aland Islands .
Åland Islands .
A country in northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Sweden and Russia. The capital is Helsinki. .
0.49
 
Portugal .
Portuguese Republic .
Madeira Island .
A country in southwestern Europe, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Spain. The capital is Lisbon. .
0.48
 
Midwifery .
Midwife .
Midwives .
Birth Attendant, Traditional .
Birth Attendants, Traditional .
Traditional Birth Attendants .
Traditional Birth Attendant .
Midwives, Practical .
The practice of assisting women in childbirth. .
0.47