[ muh-poo-toh ]
/ məˈpu toʊ /
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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/ .
Words nearby Maputo
mapping, Mapplethorpe, map projection, map turtle, Mapuche, Maputo, maquette, maqui, maquiladora, maquillage, maquis
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How to use Maputo in a sentence
In Mozambique, studies are under way to gauge how much mangrove preservation can protect communities against cyclones, says Célia Macamo, a marine biologist at Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo, Mozambique.How Kenyans help themselves and the planet by saving mangrove trees|Geoffrey Kamadi|September 14, 2022|Science News
He now divides his time between Sweden and Maputo, Mozambique, where he works as a director at Teatro Avenida.My Gaza Flotilla Diary|Henning Mankell|June 4, 2010|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for Maputo
/ (məˈpuːtəʊ) /
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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