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Portuguese discoveries (Portuguese: Descobrimentos portugueses) are the numerous territories and maritime routes recorded by the Portuguese as a result of their intensive maritime exploration during the 15th and 16th centuries. Wikipedia

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    • The early 16th century saw European mariners with navigational techniques pioneered by the Basque and Portuguese establish seasonal whaling and fishing outposts along the Atlantic coast.Canada-Wikipedia
    • Portuguese explorers reached the coast in the 15th century and named the area Rio dos Camarões (Shrimp River), which became Cameroon in English.Cameroon-Wikipedia
    • During the opening ceremony, one of the tableaux depicted a ship – symbolising the voyages of the Portuguese explorers – sailing through a sea that transformed into the flags of all competing countries.UEFA Euro 2004-Wikipedia
    • The Portuguese were the first Europeans to enter the region of present-day Uruguay in 1512.Uruguay-Wikipedia
    • Makassar depended mainly on the Muslim Malay and Catholic Portuguese sailors communities as its two crucial economic assets.Makassar-Wikipedia
    • Portuguese traders had obtained it from South America and introduced it to the Moluccas.Papua New Guinea-Wikipedia

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