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Tete (tāˈtə, tāˈtā) [key], town (1997 pop. 101,984), capital of Tete province, W central Mozambique, on the Zambezi River. It is a trade center, with a bridge across that Zambezi that links inland areas with the coast; coal mines are at nearby Moatize. Founded by the Portuguese in 1531, Tete long served as headquarters for traders, slave-raiders, and gold prospectors.

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