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Maputo

[ muh-poo-toh ]
/ məˈpu toʊ /
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noun

a seaport in and the capital of Mozambique, on Delagoa Bay.

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Formerly Lou·ren·ço Mar·ques [law-ren-soh -mahr-kes, loh-; Portuguese law-ran-soo -mahr-kezh] /lɔˈrɛn soʊ ˈmɑr kɛs, loʊ-; Portuguese lɔˈrɛ̃ sʊ ˈmɑr kɛʒ/ .
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  • He now divides his time between Sweden and Maputo, Mozambique, where he works as a director at Teatro Avenida.

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British Dictionary definitions for Maputo

Maputo
/ (məˈpuːtəʊ) /

noun

the capital and chief port of Mozambique, in the south on Delagoa Bay: became capital in 1907; the nearest port to the Rand gold-mining and industrial region of South Africa. Pop: 1 316 000 (2005 est)Former name (until 1975): Lourenço Marques
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