Lusitanians


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Lusitanians

 

(Latin, Lusitani), an Iberian tribe that inhabited the southwestern part of the Iberian Peninsula (the greater part of modern Portugal). Beginning in 193 B.C., they carried on a fierce struggle with Rome, being finally conquered in 61 B.C. The Roman province established in about 15 B.C. (under the emperor Augustus) on the territory of the Lusitanians received the name Lusitania.

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Brazil is this new people of Africans and Indians, Lusitanians and other immigrant Europeans and Asiatics.
The common backcloth to them all is the multi-ethnic origin, in the famous composition of the myth of the three races: the Indian, African and Lusitanian. This racial question will sometimes be considered the origin of the cultural and economic backwardness of the country and, at other times, the origin of the possibilities open to the nation.
The annual competition was organised by Lusitanians Sports Club at the Sharjah Wanderers Clubground.
This challenge of reconciling the past and the future, as well as the potential for equivocation, was also summarized in the title of one report on the "Empire of Brazil, or New Lusitanian Empire" (emphasis is mine).
On the other hand, however, the "Empire of Brazil" and the "New Lusitanian Empire" could be read as alternatives: America or Europe.
Third, they emphasize the diasporic nature of belonging--something characteristic of Goans who found themselves situated in many parts of the Lusitanian world.
But Lusitanians fought back immediately with Orlando Viegas securing the equaliser.
Arif then added his second goal to put the game out of reach for Lusitanians.
The tournament, organised by Lusitanians Sports Club, had attracted a full field of 16 teams.
(29) This timely help was promptly reciprocated by the Lusitanians. The Muslim merchants of Cochin and Cannanore, who co-operated with the Portuguese commercial system, were given considerable freedom to send vessels and commodities to Red Sea ports, provided that they took cartazes or safe-conducts from the Portuguese.
The Portuguese commercial collaboration with the Marakkar and the Mapilla Muslims eventually led to the practice of forging matrimonial ties between the Lusitanians and local families.
Organisers Lusitanians have also introduced a rolling trophy with the team that wins three tournaments on the trot earning the right to keep the trophy for keeps.