from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Formerly Lou·ren·ço Mar·ques (lə-rĕnˌsō märˈkĕs, lô-rĕɴˈso͝o märˈkĕsh)Maputo The capital and largest city of Mozambique, in the extreme southern part of the country on the Indian Ocean. Founded in the late 18th century, it was renamed (1976) after the country gained its independence (1975). Population: 1,100,000.
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- proper n. The capital city of Mozambique
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- n. the capital and largest city of Mozambique
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MAPUTO July 22 Sapa at a conference on Friday in Maputo.
MAPUTO (AFP) - Mozambican police Monday deployed across impoverished neighbourhoods in the capital Maputo to prevent fresh protests over food prices, after 10 people died in three days of rioting last week.
In 2005, Azagaia and his peers, a number of young MCs, founded a record label in Maputo called Cotonete Records (or “Q-tip Records”, in what must be a nod to the American rapper-producer [en] from the seminal group A Tribe called Quest).
In Madagascar, promising peace talks initiated in Maputo by an international mediation group eventually fizzled and today, protests were violently repressed by the transitional government.
Maputo is a beautiful city with some really fancy buildings.
During my stay in Maputo, for example, I was often advised of the futility of my research plans.
Having finally decided to ignore the expatriate pessimism that threatened to engulf me in Maputo, I wanted to take a look at the rumor-shrouded district for myself.
That article referred to a group of still-displaced Magude residents (the "Association of the Friends of Magude," deslocados then living in Maputo, the capital city) who had journeyed home to take part in the resumption of vukanyi celebrations after the end of Mozambique's sixteen-year civil war (1976-92).
I had been pinning my fieldwork hopes on Magude since the summer of 1992, when during a pre-dissertation research trip to Mozambique (spent mainly in Maputo, because of the war) I became fascinated with the upper Nkomati River and the sparsely documented histories of the people who had lived along its banks.
If the atmosphere at the archives of the provincial and national offices of DINAGECA (Direcção Nacional de Geografia e Cadastre) in Maputo was somewhat less congenial than in these academic spaces, DINAGECA personnel did their best to satisfy my requests for information and material to the extent that was possible in the tense circumstances of postwar land politics.
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