A prazo was a large estate leased to colonists, settlers and traders in Portuguese Africa to exploit the continent`s resources. Prazos operated like a semi-feudal system and were most commonly found in the Zambezi River valley. The prazo system fused traditions from Portugal and the Americas, like emphyteusis, to form a unique synthesis. == Furth....
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any of the great feudal estates acquired by Portuguese and Goan traders and soldiers in the valley of the Zambezi River in what is now Mozambique. ... [3 related articles]
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