Mozambique


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Mozambique

Mo·zam·bique

 (mō′zəm-bēk′, -zăm-)
A country of southeast Africa. Inhabited by Bantu peoples from the 1st century ad, the coast was settled by Arab traders beginning in the 8th century. The Portuguese colonized the area in the early 16th century and governed it as part of their India holdings until 1752, when a separate administrative unit was formed. It became an overseas province in 1951 and, after a decade of civil war, gained its independence in 1975. Maputo is the capital and the largest city.

Mo′zam·bi′can (-bē′kən) adj. & n.

Mozambique

(ˌməʊzəmˈbiːk)
n
(Placename) a republic in SE Africa: colonized by the Portuguese from 1505 onwards and a slave-trade centre until 1878; made an overseas province of Portugal in 1951; became an independent republic in 1975; became a member of the Commonwealth in 1995. Official language: Portuguese. Religion: animist majority. Currency: metical. Capital: Maputo. Pop: 24 096 669 (2013 est). Area: 812 379 sq km (313 661 sq miles). Portuguese name: Moçambique Also called (until 1975): Portuguese East Africa

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Mozambique - a republic on the southeastern coast of Africa on the Mozambique ChannelMozambique - a republic on the southeastern coast of Africa on the Mozambique Channel; became independent from Portugal in 1975
Beira - a port city in eastern Mozambique on the Mozambique Channel
capital of Mozambique, Maputo - the capital and largest city of Mozambique
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
Lake Malawi, Lake Nyasa - a long lake in southeastern Africa between Tanzania, Mozambique, and Malawi
Crocodile River, Limpopo - an African river; flows into the Indian Ocean
Zambezi, Zambezi River - an African river; flows into the Indian Ocean
Mozambican - a native or inhabitant of Mozambique
Translations
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Mozambiko
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モザンビーク
모잠비크
Moçambique
ประเทศโมซัมบิก
nước Mozambique

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[ˌməʊzəmˈbiːk] NMozambique m

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[ˌməʊzəmˈbiːk] nMozambique m

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nMosambik nt, → Moçambique nt

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[ˌməʊzəmˈbiːk] nil Mozambico

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مَوزَمْبِيق Mosambik Mozambique Mosambik Μοζαμβίκη Mozambique Mosambik Mozambique Mozambik Mozambico モザンビーク 모잠비크 Mozambique Mosambik Mozambik Moçambique Мозамбик Moçambique ประเทศโมซัมบิก Mozambik nước Mozambique 莫桑比克
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