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Ga·ma(găm′ə, gä′mə), Vasco da 1460?-1524.
Portuguese explorer and colonial administrator. The first European to sail to India (1497-1498), he opened the East to Portuguese trade and colonization.
(Biography) Vasco da (ˈvæskəʊ də). ?1469–1524, Portuguese navigator, who discovered the sea route from Portugal to India around the Cape of Good Hope (1498)
Ga•ma(ˈgæm ə, ˈgɑ mə)
Vasco da, c1460–1524, Portuguese navigator: first to sail from Europe to India.