Portuguese East Africa

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Portuguese East Africa

(Placename) a former name (until 1975) of Mozambique
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(ˌmoʊ zæmˈbik, -zəm-)

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.
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Then, Vasco da Gama landed there and eventually Mozambique Island became the capital of Portuguese East Africa. The Portuguese architecture is still evident on the forts and the old houses which survive.
Thereafter, the fighting between the Allied and German sides continued until the German commander, General Lettow-Vorbeck surrendered in Portuguese East Africa thirteen days after Armistice Day in 1918.
The 6,000 tonne vessel was on a voyage from Portuguese East Africa to London when it ran aground on rocks 10 miles from Dakar in French Senegal.
In this case the true story is extremely fragmentary, and consequently is "therefore based on the little we know, and all that we don't know." It is the story of a poor young Swedish woman, Hanna Renstrom, who left her homeland in 1905 as a ship's cook and jumped ship on what was then Portuguese East Africa (now Mozambique).
Eusebio, whose full name is Eusebio da Silva Ferreira, was born in Lourenco Marques, Portuguese East Africa on Jan.

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