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  1. Older Spelling. Shantou.
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Historical Examples of swatow

  • Our departure from Swatow was almost as spectacular as our entry into Chao-yang.

    A Tour of the Missions

    Augustus Hopkins Strong

  • We found the Swatow in port and scheduled to sail the next morning.

  • Sanmei, on the eastern coast of Kwangtung, between Hongkong and Swatow.

  • Two days later, as arranged, the Grahams made sail for Swatow.

    Peeps Into China

    E. C. Phillips

  • The approach to the port of Swatow can be improved easily by a little training and dredging, thus making it a fine local port.

British Dictionary definitions for swatow


  1. a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Shantou
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