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Tete

[tey-tey] /ˈteɪ teɪ/
noun
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a city in W Mozambique, on the Zambezi River.
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Word Origin and History for Tete

tete

n.

as a type of women's tall dressed hair or wig, 1756, from French tête "head" (see tete-a-tete).

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Encyclopedia Article for Tete

port city, west-central Mozambique. Tete is situated on the right bank of the Zambezi River near the rich coal mines of Moatize. Under Portuguese influence Tete had become a market centre for ivory and gold by the mid-17th century. Given a town charter in 1761, it became a city in 1959. It is connected to the Indian Ocean by railway to the port of Beira and by the Zambezi River.

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