Portuguese West Africa


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Portuguese West Africa

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

An•go•la

(æŋˈgoʊ lə)

n.
a republic in SW Africa: formerly an overseas province of Portugal; gained independence Nov. 11, 1975. 11,177,537; 481,226 sq. mi. (1,246,375 sq. km). Cap.: Luanda. Formerly, Portuguese West Africa.
An•go′lan, adj., n.
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His captivating hunting adventures, finally compiled in the winter of his long life, document his experiences with cannibals and big game during his exploration of Portuguese West Africa between 1917 and 1921.