Mussa Bin Bique

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Mussa Bin Bique (Arabic: موسى بن بيك‎), other names Musa Al Big or Mossa Al Bique or Mussa Ben Mbiki or Mussa Ibn Malik, was a ruler of the Island of Mozambique, before the Portuguese overtook the island around 1500.[citation needed]

Background[edit]

Mussa Bin Bique was an Arab trader who first visited the island and later lived there. The name of the island, and subsequently the entire African nation of Mozambique, was derived from his name.[citation needed]

Legacy[edit]

As colonial history is erased from many landmarks and regional names, there is a university in Maputo bearing the name of Mozambique's ruler Mussa Bin Bique from five hundred years back called "Mussa Bin Bique University", established in 1998.[1]

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