mitepe

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Scope note
Sewn boats of East Africa origin, about thirty or fourty tons, and having a long curved prow, and rigged with a square sail of coarse matting. No longer used, mitepe were mainly engaged in traffic along the section the Swahili Coast that lies between Zanzibar and the Lamu Islands.
mitepe
Accepted term: 27-May-2024