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A captaincy (Spanish: capitanía [kapitaˈni.a], Portuguese: capitania [kɐpitɐˈni.ɐ]) is a historical administrative division of the former Spanish and Portuguese colonial empires. Each was governed by a captain general.

  • Captaincies of the Portuguese Empire
  • Captaincies of the Spanish Empire

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