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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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1957 Gold Coast and Togoland form independent West African nation of Ghana.
Her larger agenda is to make the case for Togoland unificationism as a movement that sank deep societal roots and had a longevity that much of the preceding literature--the work of this reviewer included--has tended to downplay.
The territories of the former Ottoman Empire (Syria and Lebanon, Palestine and Transjordan, and Iraq), constituted "A" mandates, whose independence was ante portas and enjoyed internal autonomy, German territories in Central Africa (the Cameroons, Togoland, Tanganyika, Rwanda-Urundi) became "B" mandates with the Mandate given responsibility of their administration, while "C" mandates (South West Africa and the Pacific Islands) were "best administered under the laws of the Mandatory as integral portions of its territory.
The day before, Anglo-French forces made up of Ghanaian, Nigerian, Sierra Leonean, Gambian and Beninese troops had invaded German Togoland in West Africa.
Upon the outbreak of war, British and colonial forces took immediate offensive action against isolated German colonies, such as Togoland and Samoa.
tswana), Togoland (now split into Togo and part of Ghana), New Zealand, Thailand, Somaliland, Swaziland.
They came from various quarters on the West African coast, including Togoland, Nigeria and other places.
The British force that took the German African colony of Togoland on 26 August had already claimed that distinction.
In west Africa a combined British and French force had fired the first shots of the war in attacking the German colony of Togoland.
In a plebiscite, the people of British Togoland chose to join them after independence, rounding off the geographical shape of what is now Ghana.
The African and German contributors examine the impact of German healthcare policies in Cameroon, the work of missionaries in Togoland, and the reciprocal effect of colonialism on Germany.
During British colonial rule, Ghana was formed from the merger of the British colony of the Gold Coast and the Togoland trust territory.