[ tah-mah-tahv, -muh- ]

  1. a seaport on E Madagascar.

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How to use Tamatave in a sentence

  • M. Leon Humblot has told how he and his brother once entertained six guests at Tamatave; within twelve months he alone survived.

    The Woodlands Orchids | Frederick Boyle
  • In 1845, one English and two French men-of-war attacked Tamatave, but were repulsed with considerable losses.

  • He was very sorry, but said if I could find any one going to Tamatave who would carry a Bible back to me, he would send one.

    The Fugitives | R.M. Ballantyne
  • The one native who showed honesty and courage in successfully opposing them at Tamatave the French subsequently executed.

    Khartoum Campaign, 1898 | Bennet Burleigh
  • Sunday morning; once more on the way; one more stop, and then to Tamatave, our destination.

    Shadow and Light | Mifflin Wistar Gibbs

British Dictionary definitions for Tamatave


/ (French tamatav) /

  1. the former name (until 1979) of Toamasina

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