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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A historical region of western Africa including modern Togo and parts of Ghana. A German protectorate after 1884, the area was divided (1922) between Britain and France under a League of Nations mandate, later administered as separate UN trust territories. British Togoland became part of independent Ghana in 1957, with French Togoland gaining independence as Togo in 1960.

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  • proper n. A former German protectorate in Africa, in what is now Togo

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  • On 7th August 1914, a combined British and French force invaded the German protectorate of Togoland in West Africa.

    Forgotten Nation . . . Forgotten Heroes - A South African Remembers

  • Ghana was formed from the merger of the British colony of the Gold Coast and the Togoland trust territory, Ghana in 1957 became the first sub-Saharan country in colonial Africa to gain its independence.

    Ghana

  • Togoconventional long form: Togolese Republic conventional short form: Togo local long form: Republique togolaise local short form: none former: French Togoland

    Country name

  • Background: Formed from the merger of the British colony of the Gold Coast and the Togoland trust territory, Ghana in 1957 became the first sub-Saharan country in colonial Africa to gain its independence.

    Ghana

  • GhanaFormed from the merger of the British colony of the Gold Coast and the Togoland trust territory, Ghana in 1957 became the first sub-Saharan country in colonial Africa to gain its independence.

    Background

  • Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can read and write total population: 60.9% male: 75.4% female: 46.9% (2003 est.) GovernmentCountry name: conventional long form: Togolese Republic conventional short form: Togo local long form: Republique togolaise local short form: none former: French Togoland

    Togo

  • The first British shots of the Great War were fired not in Europe but by a regimental sergeant-major of the West African Frontier Force in (German) Togoland, as Britain moved to neutralise the threat to shipping lanes posed by the wireless stations and ports of Germany's African colonies.

    'World War I: The African Front'

  • Zanzibar, and Togo (Togoland) were all either once wholly or partly under German colonial rule.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • In Togoland, among the Ewe people, I know the period is between five and six weeks, during which time the widow remains in the hut, armed with a good stout stick, as a precaution against the ghost of her husband, so as to ward off attacks should he be ill-tempered.

    Travels in West Africa

  • Togoland defense force capitulated to an Anglo-French force.

    13. The War in the Colonies, 1914-1918

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