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Togo1

[taw-gaw] /ˈtɔ gɔ/
noun
1.
Heihachiro
[hey-hah-chee-raw] /ˈheɪ hɑˈtʃi rɔ/ (Show IPA),
Marquis, 1847–1934, Japanese admiral.
2.
Shigenori
[shee-ge-naw-ree] /ˈʃi gɛˈnɔ ri/ (Show IPA),
1882–1950, Japanese political leader and diplomat.

Togo2

[toh-goh] /ˈtoʊ goʊ/
noun
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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  • They could always communicate with Togo's flagship by wireless telegraphy.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin
  • Unfortunately it is pitch dark when we pass Admiral Togo's fleet.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin
  • In Togo male slaves work in the fields where yams are cultivated.

    Folkways

    William Graham Sumner
  • The genius of some of these men played a part in Togo's great victory.

    East of Suez Frederic Courtland Penfield
  • Togo,” broke in Cleigh, “bring the avocats and the pineapple.

    The Pagan Madonna Harold MacGrath
British Dictionary definitions for Togo

Togo1

/ˈtəʊɡəʊ/
noun
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)

Togo2

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