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The largest city of New Mexico, in the central part of the state on the upper Rio Grande. Founded by Spanish settlers in 1706, it grew as a health resort and the seat of the University of New Mexico (established 1889).


(Placename) a city in central New Mexico, on the Rio Grande. Pop: 471 856 (2003 est)


(ˈælbəˌkɜːkɪ; Portuguese ɑlbuˈkɛrkə)
(Biography) Afonso de (əˈfõsu dəː). 1453–1515, Portuguese navigator who established Portuguese colonies in the East by conquering Goa, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), Malacca, and Ormuz


(ˌɑl buˈkɛr kə for 1; ˈæl bəˌkɜr ki for 2 )

1. Affonso de, 1453–1515, founder of the Portuguese empire in the East.
2. a city in central New Mexico. 419,681.
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Noun1.Albuquerque - the largest city in New MexicoAlbuquerque - the largest city in New Mexico; located in central New Mexico on the Rio Grande river
Land of Enchantment, New Mexico, NM - a state in southwestern United States on the Mexican border
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Portuguese forces won battles and slaughtered thousands of Muslims under da Gama, and they continued to win under commanders Pedro Cabral and Alfonso de Albuquerque as Portugal built an empire in Asia centered on the coastal Indian state of Goa.
In 1511 Alfonso de Albuquerque (1453-1515), the Portuguese Viceroy to India, attacked Malacca with 19 ships and 1,400 soldiers and captured the city.