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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