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also Ma·cao  (mə-kou′)
A city and administrative region of southeast China comprising the Macau Peninsula and two offshore islands in the South China Sea west of Hong Kong. A Portuguese trading post was established here in 1557 and became a free port in 1849. Macau was a Portuguese overseas province until 1999, when it reverted to Chinese sovereignty. It has a large tourism industry and many casinos.


(Placename) the Portuguese name for Macao



1. a former Portuguese overseas territory in S China, comprising a peninsula in the Zhu Jiang delta and two adjacent islands: a special administrative region of China since 1999. 426,400; 6 sq. mi. (16 sq. km).
2. the capital of this region.
Portuguese, Macáu.
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Noun1.Macáu - a former Portuguese province on the south coast of China and two islands in the South China SeaMacau - a former Portuguese province on the south coast of China and two islands in the South China Sea; reverted to China in 1999
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We greet the people and government of the Macau Special Administrative Region headed by Macau Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On, and People's Republic of China Chief of State, President Xi Jinping, on the occasion of the anniversary of the Establishment Day of the Macau Special Administrative Region.
The Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) of the People's Republic of China is primarily a destination and, to a much lesser extent, a source territory for women and children subjected to sex trafficking.
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The Basic Law, which is the constitution of the Macau Special Administrative Region (Macau SAR), and the Religious Freedom Ordinance provide for freedom of religion and prohibit discrimination on the basis of religious practice, and the Macau SAR Government generally respected these rights in practice.