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A city of southeast Kenya mainly on Mombasa Island, in the Indian Ocean north of Zanzibar. Visited by Vasco da Gama on his first voyage to India (1498), the island-city was ruled successively by Portugal, Oman, Zanzibar, and Great Britain until the early 1900s.
(Placename) a port in S Kenya, on a coral island in a bay of the Indian Ocean: the chief port for Kenya, Uganda, and NE Tanzania; became British in 1887, capital of the East African Protectorate until 1907. Pop: 828 000 (2005 est)
Mom•ba•sa(mɒmˈbɑ sɑ, -ˈbæs ə)
1. an island in S Kenya.
2. a seaport on this island. 600,000.
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|Noun||1.||Mombasa - a port city in southern Kenya on a coral island in a bay of the Indian Ocean|