São Tomé

or Sao To·me, São Tho·mé

[ soun too-me; English sou tuh-mey ]
/ ˈsãʊ̃ tʊˈmɛ; English ˈsaʊ təˈmeɪ /

noun

an island in the Gulf of Guinea, off the W coast of Gabon, just N of the equator: the larger component of the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe. 318 sq. mi. (824 sq. km).
a city on this island: capital of the republic.
Pi·co de [pee-koo duh] /ˈpi kʊ də/, the highest mountain on this island, 6640 feet (2024 meters).

OTHER WORDS FROM São Tomé

São To·me·an, noun

Definition for sao tome (2 of 2)

São Tomé and Príncipe

or Sao Tome and Principe


noun

Democratic Republic of, a republic in W Africa, comprising the islands of São Tomé and Príncipe, in the Gulf of Guinea, N of the equator: a former overseas province of Portugal; gained independence in 1975. 372 sq. mi. (964 sq. km). Capital: São Tomé.
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British Dictionary definitions for sao tome

São Tomé and Príncipe

So Tom e Prncipe

/ (Portuguese sə̃un tuˈmɛ ˈɛː ˈprɪ̃ːsipə) /

noun

a republic in the Gulf of Guinea, off the W coast of Africa, on the Equator: consists of the islands of Príncipe and São Tomé; colonized by the Portuguese in the late 15th century; became independent in 1975. Official language: Portuguese. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: dobra. Capital: São Tomé. Pop: 186 817 (2013 est). Area: 1001 sq km (386 sq miles)
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