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Macao

[muh-kou] /məˈkaʊ/
noun
1.
a Portuguese overseas territory in S China, in the delta of the Zhu Jiang River and including two small adjacent islands. 6 sq. mi. (16 sq. km).
2.
the seaport and capital of this territory.
Portuguese Macáu.
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  • Shortly after her departure Hayes resigned and went to Macao.

  • For a long time he had been in correspondence with the chief banks in Shanghai and Macao.

    The House of Pride Jack London
  • Macao, a Portuguese possession, is the open door of Portugal into China.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway
  • I ordered the interpreter to hail them, and ask the most direct passage to Macao.

  • I have since been informed they ran her on shore near Macao.

  • His domicile on the Praia Grande is one of Macao's proudest mansions.

    East of Suez Frederic Courtland Penfield
  • He only asked Macao anxiously what we were going to do with him.

  • The ships sailed on the 9th of October, and steered a course for Macao.

    Notable Voyagers W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
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Macao

/məˈkaʊ/
noun
1.
a special administrative region of China, in the south of the country, across the estuary of the Zhu Jiang from Hong Kong: chief centre of European trade with China in the 18th century; attained partial autonomy in 1976; formerly (until 1999) a Portuguese overseas province under a long-term lease from China, as with Hong Kong (a UK territory until 1997); transit trade with rest of China; tourism and financial services. It retains its own currency, the pataca. Pop: 583 003 (2013 est). Area: 16 sq km (6 sq miles) Portuguese name Macau
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