[al-buh-kur-kee; for 1 also Portuguese awl-boo-ker-kuh]
Affonso de [uh-fawn-soo duh] , 1453–1515, founder of the Portuguese empire in the East.
a city in central New Mexico. Unabridged
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Albuquerque1 (ˈælbəˌkɜːkɪ)
a city in central New Mexico, on the Rio Grande. Pop: 471 856 (2003 est)

Albuquerque2 (ˈælbəˌkɜːkɪ, Portuguese ɑlbuˈkɛrkə)
Afonso de (əˈfõsu dəː). 1453--1515, Portuguese navigator who established Portuguese colonies in the East by conquering Goa, Ceylon, Malacca, and Ormuz

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Word Origin & History

city in New Mexico, U.S., founded 1706 and named for Sp. administrator and viceroy of Mexico Francisco Fernández de la Cueva, Duque de Alburquerque (1617-1676); name alt. by assoc. with Port. soldier Alfonso de Albuquerque (1453-1515), both named from Alburquerque, a town in Spain close to the
Portuguese border whose name means "white oak," ult. from L. albus "white" and quercus "oak."
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Albuquerque [(al-buh-kur-kee)]

Largest city in New Mexico.

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