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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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Waren, Sharubutu, Makao, Magera, Kuru-Jenta, Kuru station, etc, were all Fulani settlements but my people were chased out with many killed in the process.
We thank Areeya Disrattakit and Nampung Makao for their excellent technical assistance and Eric Lombardini and Roongroje Thanawongnuwech for their critical suggestions on this manuscript.
ISLAMABAD -- A delegation of Asian Development Bank, led by its President Takehiko Makao here on Wednesday called on Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Professor Ahsan Iqbal.
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WELL done to Sakchai Makao, left, who won his appeal against deportation.
Sakchai Makao's detention came in the wake of the scandal over the release of hundreds of foreign prisoners who should have been considered for deportation.
Sakchai Makao was close to tears after immigration officials upheld his appeal and allowed him to stay in Britain.
After his hearing win Sakchai Makao, 23, said: "It has been heartwarming so many people have done so much for me.
However, the measure should cope with the problem that come with the relocation of optical disc factories from a number of countries like i Malaysia, Makao and Hongkong.
I've just reached Makao, the most remote village in the Republic of Congo.
In its first six months, sixty-eight poachers were caught and convicted and seven poachers' camps were discovered and destroyed, five inside Serengeti, and the local village of Makao acquired a shining new corn-grinding mill as a clear quid pro quo (Bonner 1993, 228, 235, 249-50).
The participants were carrying banners and placards inscribed with different slogans like "Dengue Makao", "Machhar Bhagao".