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  1. a seaport in central Mozambique.
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Examples from the Web for beira

Historical Examples

  • Sofala, a little south of the modern port of Beira, was the principal one.

    Impressions of South Africa

    James Bryce

  • At Beira the haven is still better, and can be entered at all states of the tide.

  • The Beira railway to Salisbury has a similar ascent to make.

  • He came from the West Coast, and is now down as far as Beira.

    The Matabele Campaign

    R. S. S. Baden-Powell

  • The ladies are bound for Beira, and for the ship that we hope to go in.

    The Matabele Campaign

    R. S. S. Baden-Powell

British Dictionary definitions for beira


  1. a port in E Mozambique: terminus of a transcontinental railway from Lobito, Angola, through the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre), Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Pop: 566 000 (2005 est)
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