Definition of Mozambique in English:

Mozambique

Syllabification: Mo·zam·bique
Pronunciation: /ˌmōzamˈbēk
 
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A country on the eastern coast of southern Africa; population 21,669,300 (est. 2009); capital, Maputo; languages, Portuguese (official) and Bantu languages.

First visited by Vasco da Gama, Mozambique was colonized by the Portuguese in the early 16th century and became a center of the slave trade in the 17th and 18th centuries. It became an independent republic in 1975, after a ten-year armed struggle by the Frelimo liberation movement; civil war between the Frelimo government and the Renamo opposition followed until a peace agreement was signed in 1992

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Mozambican

Pronunciation: /-ˈbēkən/
adjective& noun
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  • The 18 years that Joaquim Chissano has been in power speak volumes about his popularity with Mozambicans and perhaps his achievements as president of his country.
  • All Mozambicans, including demobilized combattants and the many displaced noncombatants, were encouraged to return to their home communities.
  • In 1999, the Mozambican government doubled the Niassa to its current size, partly by creating a ‘buffer zone’ where safari hunting is allowed on a limited basis.

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