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From romanization of Min Nan 淡水 (Tām-súi).

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Tamsui

  1. A district in New Taipei City, northern Taiwan.
    • 1902, Archibald Ross Colquhoun, The Mastery of the Pacific[1], Macmillan Company, page 385:
      After the war between Great Britain and China, which culminated in 1860 in the Treat of Tientsin, two Formosan ports, Takau and Tamsui, were thrown open to foreign trade in accordance with provisions in that treaty, and British subjects and missionaries were to be allowed safe-conducts in the island.

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