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Descriptor English:   Asia 
Descriptor Spanish:   Asia 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Ásia 
Synonyms English:   Southern Asia  
Tree Number:   Z01.252
Definition English:   The largest of the continents. It was known to the Romans more specifically as what we know today as Asia Minor. The name comes from at least two possible sources: from the Assyrian asu (to rise) or from the Sanskrit usa (dawn), both with reference to its being the land of the rising sun, i.e., eastern as opposed to Europe, to the west. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p82 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p34) 
Indexing Annotation English:   several geog subdivisions & all Asiatic countries are available as headings
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
EP epidemiology EH ethnology
Record Number:   1215 
Unique Identifier:   D001208 

Occurrence in VHL:
 
LILACS     57
MEDLINE     25269
DESASTRES     46
MedCarib     52
PAHO     42
IBECS     21

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