Albuquerque

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Al·bu·quer·que

 (ăl′bə-kûr′kē)
The largest city of New Mexico, in the central part of the state on the upper Rio Grande. Founded by Spanish settlers in 1706, it grew as a health resort and the seat of the University of New Mexico (established 1889).
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Albuquerque

(ˈælbəˌkɜːkɪ)
n
(Placename) a city in central New Mexico, on the Rio Grande. Pop: 471 856 (2003 est)

Albuquerque

(ˈælbəˌkɜːkɪ; Portuguese ɑlbuˈkɛrkə)
n
(Biography) Afonso de (əˈfõsu dəː). 1453–1515, Portuguese navigator who established Portuguese colonies in the East by conquering Goa, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), Malacca, and Ormuz
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Al•bu•quer•que

(ˌɑl buˈkɛr kə for 1; ˈæl bəˌkɜr ki for 2 )

n.
1. Affonso de, 1453–1515, founder of the Portuguese empire in the East.
2. a city in central New Mexico. 419,681.
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Noun1.Albuquerque - the largest city in New MexicoAlbuquerque - the largest city in New Mexico; located in central New Mexico on the Rio Grande river
Land of Enchantment, New Mexico, NM - a state in southwestern United States on the Mexican border
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He was a native of Portugal and with his best friend Francisco Serrao, he joined the fleet of Alfonso de Albuquerque to the Moluccas in 1512.
Drake's partner Victor 'Sully' Sullivan, played by Stephen Lang, kept watch outside as Drake read through the letters written by Portuguese general, Alfonso de Albuquerque.
"For centuries trade of the Indian Ocean had rarely been ruffled by conflict," the author notes, whereas "Portugal, like all European nations, had been waging war at sea for generations." Portuguese forces won battles and slaughtered thousands of Muslims under da Gama, and they continued to win under commanders Pedro Cabral and Alfonso de Albuquerque as Portugal built an empire in Asia centered on the coastal Indian state of Goa.