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 (găm′ə, gä′mə), Vasco da 1460?-1524.
Portuguese explorer and colonial administrator. The first European to sail to India (1497-1498), he opened the East to Portuguese trade and colonization.
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(Biography) Vasco da (ˈvæskəʊ də). ?1469–1524, Portuguese navigator, who discovered the sea route from Portugal to India around the Cape of Good Hope (1498)
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(ˈgæm ə, ˈgɑ mə)

Vasco da, c1460–1524, Portuguese navigator: first to sail from Europe to India.
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While I was entirely taken up with the duties of my ministry, the viceroy of Tigre received the commands of the Emperor to search for the bones of Don Christopher de Gama. On this occasion it may not be thought impertinent to give some account of the life and death of this brave and holy Portuguese, who, after having been successful in many battles, fell at last into the hands of the Moors, and completed that illustrious life by a glorious martyrdom.
It coasted even the Island of Kiltan, a land originally coraline, discovered by Vasco da Gama in 1499, and one of the nineteen principal islands of the Laccadive Archipelago, situated between
"Come, Tan Gama," he cried, "we are to take the Thark before Kab Kadja.
Toward the end of the fifteenth century the Portuguese sailor, Vasco da Gama, finishing the work of Diaz, discovered the sea route to India around the Cape of Good Hope.
"The regular service of the train will depart from Belagavi and arrive at Vasco da Gama on every Friday and Saturday.
Also, Professor Khaleel, who was summoned before the state Election Petition Tribunal, said there was no formal report of cases of violence and over-voting during the governorship election held in Gama Ward.
2 August 2019 - Washington, DC, US-based Association for Advanced Life Underwriting (AALU) has combined with Virginia, US-based professional development nonprofit GAMA International to form a new organisation representing the financial security profession, the company said.
At the end of April, Gama had said it expects to deliver adjusted earnings before interest and taxes in the range of USD10.5 million to USD11.5 million in 2019, given mixed market conditions.
Da Gama was a Portuguese explorer and navigator, the first person to sail directly from Europe to India.
According to Levies sources, gunmen opened fire at Mohammad Ramza when he was near Noor Gama Bazaar, leaving him dead on the spot and fled from the scene.
Nikesh was of the opinion that Gama's exploits in England, especially his three bouts with the Polish world champion, Stanislaus Zbyszko, for the first time showed the 'white people' of Europe that the Asians, if given a chance, could be far stronger than any other.
Universidad de Chile edged the reverse fixture against Vasco da Gama 1-0 on matchday one but they have since suffered a 7-0 annihilation by second-placed Cruzeiro so are far from convincing favourites.