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  1. a seaport in and the capital of Togo, on the Gulf of Guinea.


  1. Republic of, an independent country in W Africa: formerly a French mandate 1922–46 and trusteeship 1946–60 in E Togoland. 21,830 sq. mi. (56,540 sq. km). Capital: Lomé.
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Historical Examples

  • The native population of Lome, however, did not impress me favourably.

    A Camera Actress in the Wilds of Togoland

    Meg Gehrts

  • She describes in her journal his son, the two-year old Marquis of Lome, and calls him "such a merry, independent little child."

  • It had been re-transmitted by telephone from Lome to Mangu, whence it had been dispatched by relays of runners to our camp.

  • Could we use a doll; and if so, could a sufficiently large and lifelike doll be had in Lome?

  • The Governor's palace, by the way, is quite the finest building in Lome, as indeed is only right.

British Dictionary definitions for lome


  1. the capital and chief port of Togo, on the Bight of Benin. Pop: 865 000 (2005 est)


  1. a republic in West Africa, on the Gulf of Guinea: became French Togoland (a League of Nations mandate) after the division of German Togoland in 1922; independent since 1960. Official language: French. Religion: animist majority. Currency: franc. Capital: Lomé. Pop: 7 154 237 (2013 est). Area: 56 700 sq km (20 900 sq miles)


  1. Marquis Heihachiro (ˌheɪhɑːˈtʃiːrəʊ). 1847–1934, Japanese admiral, who commanded the Japanese fleet in the war with Russia (1904–05)
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