Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
country in W Africa, on the Gulf of Guinea, east of Ghana: a former French mandate, it became independent in 1960: 21,925 sq mi (56,785 sq km); pop. 2,701,000; cap. Lomé
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A country of western Africa on the Gulf of Guinea. Situated between the Dahomey and Ashanti kingdoms, the region was held by Denmark in the 18th century and became the German protectorate of Togoland in 1884. The territory forming present-day Togo was administered as French Togoland from 1922 to 1960, when it achieved independence as a republic. Lomé is the capital and the largest city. Population: 5,700,000.
- Toˌgo·leseˈ adjective & n.