geographical name
Mo·​zam·​bique | \ ˌmō-zəm-ˈbēk How to pronounce Mozambique (audio) \
variants: or Portuguese Moçambique \ ˌmü-​säm-​ˈbē-​kə How to pronounce Mozambique (audio) \

Definition of Mozambique

1 channel of the Indian Ocean 950 miles (1529 kilometers) long in southeastern Africa between Madagascar and Mozambique
2 or formerly Portuguese East Africa country in southeastern Africa bordering on Mozambique Channel; a republic, until 1975 a dependency of Portugal; capital Maputo area 308,642 square miles (799,380 square kilometers), population 27,234,000

Other Words from Mozambique

Mozambican \ ˌmō-​zəm-​ˈbē-​kən How to pronounce Mozambique (audio) \ adjective or noun

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“Mozambique.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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