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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.


(Placename) a former German protectorate in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea: divided in 1922 into the League of Nations mandates of British Togoland (west) and French Togoland (east); the former joined Ghana in 1957; the latter became independent as Togo in 1960


(ˈtoʊ goʊˌlænd)

a region in W Africa, on the Gulf of Guinea: a German protectorate until 1919, then divided between France and Great Britain; the French part is now the Republic of Togo; the British part is now part of Ghana.
To′go•land`er, n.


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The day before, Anglo-French forces made up of Ghanaian, Nigerian, Sierra Leonean, Gambian and Beninese troops had invaded German Togoland in West Africa.
Here, with eleven essays, contributors trace this fascinating aspect of the African diaspora in such topics as African Christians in Renaissance Germany, African people ion fifteenth and sixteenth-century German-speaking areas, African servants in baroque courts, Africans who went from being American slaves to Hessian subjects, the German reception of African American writers in the nineteenth century, Frederich Tiedemann's scientific discourses on the African diaspora, African-American travelers in nineteenth-century Germany, popular German "race science" in the emancipation era, Tuskegee's uplift ideology in German Togoland, and Cameroonian schoolchildren and apprentices in Germany.
It is a well-crafted history of German Togoland come under French rule by way of the League of Nations Mandate.