Definition of Togo in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈtəʊɡəʊ
A country in West Africa with a short coastline on the Gulf of Guinea; population 6,031,800 (est. 2009); languages, French (official), West African languages; capital, Lomé. Official name Togolese Republic.

The region formerly known as Togoland lay between the military powers of Ashanti and Dahomey and became a centre of the slave trade. It was annexed by Germany in 1884 and divided between France and Britain after the First World War. The western, British section joined Ghana on the latter’s independence (1957). The remainder, administered by France under a UN mandate after the Second World War, became an independent republic with the name Togo in 1960



Pronunciation: /ˌtəʊɡəˈliːz/
adjective& noun
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  • The Togolese artist sees himself as responsible for imbuing traditional forms of African expression with new life.
  • Well, there has been a negotiating process going on in the Togolese capital, Lome, since October.
  • The Togolese player looks comfortable on the ball, with nice touches, but all too often failed to make the simple, and obvious, final pass.

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