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what countries did Portugal colonize?

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Devin Stevens

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The Age Of Exploration
By: Devin Stevens
Explorers Who Sailed For Portugal
- was reached by the Portuguese in 1500

Angola, Mozambique, and Guinea-Bissau
-In the 1500s, Portugal colonized the present-day west African country of Guinea-Bissau, and the two southern African countries of Angola and Mozambique.

Cape Verde, Sao Tome and Principe

Cape Verde and Sao Tome and Principe, two small archipelagos located off the western coast of Africa, were also colonized by the Portuguese.

Goa, India
In the 1500s, the Portuguese colonized the western Indian region of Goa.

East Timor
The Portuguese also colonized the eastern half of the island of Timor in the 16th century.

In the 16th century, the Portuguese colonized Macau, located on the South China Sea.

Principe and Mozambique were alo places colonized by Pourtugal

what countries did Portugal colonize?
Student Created Map
Fernão de Magalhães Prince Henry the Navigator Bartolomeu Dias
These where the ships used at the time of the Age of Exploration.
They are called Caravels.
A Caravel is a small, highly maneuverable sailing ship developed in the 15th century by the Portuguese to explore along the West African coast and into the Atlantic Ocean.
For early explorers, one
of the main motives for exploration was the
desire to find new trade routes to Asia. By the
1400s, merchants and crusaders had brought
many goods to Europe from Africa, the Middle
East, and Asia.

Many people were excited by the opportunity for new knowledge.

Explorers saw the chance to earn
fame and glory as well as wealth. Some craved
adventure. And as new lands were discovered,
nations wanted to claim the lands’ riches for

Another motive for exploration was the desire
to spread Christianity.

The last motive was to gain spices if explorers could get spices cheaper it would make they food taste better along with making a pfit selling them back at Europe.

5 reasons for exploration
The End
Ferdinand Magellan was a Portuguese explorer who organised the Spanish expedition to the East Indies from 1519 to 1522, resulting in the first circumnavigation of the Earth.
Bartolomeu Dias, a nobleman of the Portuguese royal household, was a Portuguese explorer. He sailed around the southernmost tip of Africa in 1488, reaching the Indian Ocean from the Atlantic, the first European known to have done so.
Portugal was founded June 24, 1128
At this time, no Europeans had sailed past the Cape of Hope and returned alive. Cape Bojador is on the coast of Africa it had frequent, violent storms and strong currents. The Europeans called the ocean the "Sea of Darkness." Most sailors refused to go there. Prince Henry sent 14 expeditions there over 12 years, trying to go farther than Cape Bojador.
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