Portuguese East Africa


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Portuguese East Africa

n
(Placename) a former name (until 1975) of Mozambique

Mo•zam•bique

(ˌmoʊ zæmˈbik, -zəm-)

n.
Formerly, Portuguese East Africa. a republic in SE Africa: formerly an overseas province of Portugal; gained independence in 1975. 19,124,355; 308,642 sq. mi. (799,380 sq. km).Cap.: Maputo.
Portuguese, Moçambique.
Mo`zam•bi′can, n., adj.
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Then, Vasco da Gama landed there and eventually Mozambique Island became the capital of Portuguese East Africa.
It is more than likely that the Union-Castle Liner was intent on promoting Portuguese East Africa as an "exotic" holiday destination, which at the time was a more recent addition to its coastal itinerary, through its offer of a reduced fare.
Thereafter, the fighting between the Allied and German sides continued until the German commander, General Lettow-Vorbeck surrendered in Portuguese East Africa thirteen days after Armistice Day in 1918.
The 6,000 tonne vessel was on a voyage from Portuguese East Africa to London when it ran aground on rocks 10 miles from Dakar in French Senegal.
It is the story of a poor young Swedish woman, Hanna Renstrom, who left her homeland in 1905 as a ship's cook and jumped ship on what was then Portuguese East Africa (now Mozambique).