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1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers.

Mozambique Fiery Piri Piri Sauce

Piri Piri pepper pepper sauce is a scorching hot African hot sauce recipe from Mozambique.


How to Make Mozambique African Food Fiery Piri Piri African Hot Sauce and learn about the beautiful people of Mozambique.

Piri Piri, pepper pepper sauce is a scorching hot African hot sauce recipe
Piri Piri, pepper pepper sauce is a scorching hot African hot sauce recipe

Piri Piri, or pepper pepper sauce is a very hot sauce that is used on meats, seafood, vegetables, French fries and any other dish imaginable. 

Portuguese colonists influence the history of Mozambique food and Piri Piri sauce is a typical dish in African households that come with practice to make perfect.

Prep time: 20 min Cook time: 10 min Total time: 30 min



Mozambique Fiery Piri Piri Sauce

Ingredients  

1 minced piri piri pepper or any type of hot pepper   

3/4 cup olive oil

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flake

¼ teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon ground paprika

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 teaspoon ground cayenne

1 teaspoon ground habanero chili powder


Directions

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium-high heat and cook 5 minutes. Pour sauce into prepared heatproof jars and use on almost everything.


Portuguese in Mozambique


Mozambique is a multilingual country. A number of Bantu languages are indigenous to Mozambique. 

Portuguese, inherited from the colonial period, is the official language, and Mozambique is a full member of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries. There are over 43 languages spoken in Mozambique.

Portuguese is the most widely spoken language in Mozambique because the African country was under Portuguese rule until 1975 after 500 years of rule. 

The Portuguese language was imposed on the indigenous African population during the colonial era.

Three large populations clusters are found along the southern coast between Maputo and Inhambane, in the central area between Beira and Chimoio along the Zambezi River, and in and around the northern cities of Nampula, Cidade de Nacala, and Pemba; the northwest and southwest are the least populated areas.

As with most African countries, Mozambique has a major language diversity, with no one language dominating demographically. 

Portuguese serves as a lingua franca allowing communication of Mozambicans with fellow citizens of other ethnicities, including especially white Mozambicans.

The standard Mozambican Portuguese used in education, media, and legal documents is based on European Portuguese vocabulary used in Lisbon, but Mozambican Portuguese dialects differ from standard European Portuguese both in terms of pronunciation and colloquial vocabulary.

Major languages and percentage spoken in Mozambique are Emakhuwa 26.1%, Portuguese (official) 16.6%, Xichangana 8.6%, Cinyanja 8.1, Cisena 7.1%, Elomwe 7.1%, Echuwabo 4.7%, Cindau 3.8%, Xitswa 3.8%, other Mozambican languages 11.8%, other 0.5%, and unspecified 1.8%.


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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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