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Gama

[gam-uh; Portuguese gah-muh] /ˈgæm ə; Portuguese ˈgɑ mə/
noun
1.
Vasco da
[vas-koh duh;; Portuguese vahsh-koo duh] /ˈvæs koʊ də;; Portuguese ˈvɑʃ kʊ də/ (Show IPA),
c1460–1524, Portuguese navigator: discovered the sea route from Portugal around the continent of Africa to India.
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Gama

/ˈɡɑːmə/
noun
1.
Vasco da (ˈvæskəʊ də). ?1469–1524, Portuguese navigator, who discovered the sea route from Portugal to India around the Cape of Good Hope (1498)
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