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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