Pronunciation: (mō"zam-bēk', -zum-), [key]
1. Formerly, Portuguese East Africa. a republic in SE Africa: formerly an overseas province of Portugal; gained independence in 1975. 9,900,000; 297,731 sq. mi. (771,123 sq. km). Cap.: Maputo.
2. a seaport on an island just off the NE coast of this republic. 55,000. Portuguese, Moçambique.
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