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Portuguese East Africa

  

      n      a former name (until 1975) of       Mozambique  
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Mozambique  
      n   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.: 18641000 (1998 est.). Area: 812379 sq. km (313661 sq. miles),   (Portuguese name)    Moçambique     (Also called (until 1975))    Portuguese East Africa         

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Portuguese  
      n  
1    the official language of Portugal, its overseas territories, and Brazil: the native language of approximately 110 million people. It belongs to the Romance group of the Indo-European family and is derived from the Galician dialect of Vulgar Latin  
2    pl   , -guese   a native, citizen, or inhabitant of Portugal  
      adj  
3    relating to, denoting, or characteristic of Portugal, its inhabitants, or their language  


Portuguese East Africa  
      n      a former name (until 1975) of       Mozambique  
Portuguese Guinea  
      n      the former name (until 1974) of       Guinea-Bissau  
  Portuguese Guinean      adj, n  
Portuguese India  
      n   a former Portuguese overseas province on the W coast of India, consisting of Goa, Daman, and Diu: established between 1505 and 1510; annexed by India in 1961  
Portuguese man-of-war  
      n   any of several large complex colonial hydrozoans of the genus Physalia, esp. P. physalis, having an aerial float and long stinging tentacles: order Siphonophora,   (Sometimes shortened to)    man-of-war  
Portuguese Timor  
      n   a former Portuguese overseas province in the Malay Archipelago, consisting of the east of the island of Timor, an enclave on the NW coast, and the islands of Ataúro and Jaco: annexed illegally by Indonesia (1975); an independence movement has been violently suppressed by Indonesia,   (Also called)    East Timor  
Portuguese West Africa  
      n      a former name (until 1975) of       Angola  

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