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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • 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.

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  • proper n. Country in Southern Africa. Official name: Republic of Mozambique (República de Moçambique).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A loosely woven fabric for women's wear, having a cotton warp and a woolen weft.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a republic on the southeastern coast of Africa on the Mozambique Channel; became independent from Portugal in 1975

Etymologies

Portuguese Moçambique, from the name of sultan Muça Alebique. (Wiktionary)

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