středa 22. července 2009

Trip to the Mozambique

Photobucket Mozambique, officially the Republic of Mozambique is a country in southeastern Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west and Swaziland and South Africa to the southwest. It was explored by Vasco da Gama in 1498 and colonized by Portugal in 1505. By 1510, the Portuguese had virtual control of all of the former Swahili sultanates on the east African coast. From about 1500, Portuguese trading posts and forts became regular ports of call on the new route to the east. Mozambique became independent in 1975, to which it became the People's Republic of Mozambique shortly after, and was the scene of an intense civil war from 1977 to 1992. The country is a member of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries and the Commonwealth of Nations and an observer of the Francophonie. Mozambique ( Moçambique ) was named by the Portuguese after Msumbiji, the Swahili name of Mozambique Island and port-town.

PhotobucketPortuguese is the official and most widely spoken language of the nation, but only 40% of all people speak it — 33.5%, mostly Bantus, as their second language and only 6.5%, mostly white Mozambicans and mestiços, as their first language. Bantus speak several of their different languages — most widely used of these are Swahili, Makhuwa, Sena, Ndau, and Shangaan — and these have many Portuguese-origin words. Arabs, Chinese, and Indians speak their own languages ( Indians from Portuguese India speak any of the Portuguese Creoles of their origin ) aside from Portuguese as their second language. Most educated Mozambicans can also speak English, which is used in schools and business, as their second or third language.

10 komentářů:

  1. Thank you, Luci...paradis also :))

  2. My dear Gabriela,
    I lived in Mozambique.
    I went to this nice country when I was young, during Portuguese administration and come out at the year 1980 during Mozambican administration,already. I play, I have studied, I grew, I enjoyed travel everywhere, I enjoy beaches, I visited the national park of Gorongoza, I lived more in Chimoio city (ex-Vila Pery), but also live (but less time) in Maputo, Beira and Tete, etc I had been in the military rule more than 2,5 years, etc. etc. I visited Mozambique on early 2000's
    So, I have remind everything in your photos.
    Thank you very very much to share with me (us)

  3. Thank you very much, dear Manuel

  4. sabes amiga?
    eu nasci em moçambike
    uma terra maravilhosa ke nunca se eskece
    nao sei se tu es de la....mas se nao és,já reparei ke gostas da minha terra.
    é linda...
    um sonho....
    não há igual...

  5. My dear Gabriela,
    Mozambique still live in my heart

  6. Thank you for visiting, dear Manuel ..... I know :)


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