Mozambique[mō′zəm bēk′, -zam-]
Mozambique definition by Webster's New World
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country in SE Africa, on Mozambique Channel: formerly a Portuguese territory, it became independent in 1975; member of the Commonwealth: 308,642 sq mi (799,380 sq km); pop. 11,674,000; cap. Maputo
Mozambique definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A country of southeast Africa. Inhabited by Bantu peoples from the 1st century A.D., 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. Population: 20,900,000.
- Moˌzam·biˈcan adjective & n.