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Where did Portuguese traders begin to settle in the 16th century, administering the area until 20 December 1999?

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Where did Portuguese traders begin to settle in the 16th century, administering the area until 20 December 1999?
posted Nov 11 by Akriti

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Macau
Macau was handed to China after Portugal decided in 1974 to relinquish all its overseas possessions. The description would equally fit Goa, except that India took it in 1961.

answer Nov 12 by Balwinder
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