Lourenço Marques

[ law-ren-soh mahr-kes, loh-; Portuguese law-ren-soo mahr-kezh ]
/ lɔˈrɛn soʊ ˈmɑr kɛs, loʊ-; Portuguese lɔˈrɛ̃ sʊ ˈmɑr kɛʒ /

noun

former name of Maputo.
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British Dictionary definitions for lourenco marques

Lourenço Marques

/ (ləˈrɛnsəʊ ˈmɑːk, ˈmɑːks, Portuguese loˈrẽsu ˈmarkɪʃ) /

noun

the former name (until 1975) of Maputo
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