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An island of Trinidad and Tobago in the southeast West Indies northeast of Trinidad. Originally inhabited by Caribs, the island was held as a colony at various times by the Dutch, Spanish, British, and French before being finally ceded to Britain in 1814. Tobago was united (1898) with Trinidad to form the colony of Trinidad and Tobago, which gained independence in 1962.


(Placename) an island in the SE Caribbean, northeast of Trinidad: ceded to Britain in 1814; joined with Trinidad in 1888 as a British colony; part of the independent republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Pop: 54 084 (2000)


(təˈbeɪ goʊ)

an island in the SE West Indies, off the NE coast of Venezuela: formerly a British colony, now part of Trinidad and Tobago. 45,000; 117 sq. mi. (303 sq. km).
To•ba•go•ni•an (ˌtoʊ bəˈgoʊ ni ən, -ˈgoʊn yən) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Tobago - island in West IndiesTobago - island in West Indies    
the Indies, West Indies - the string of islands between North America and South America; a popular resort area
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago - an island republic in the West Indies off the northeastern coast of Venezuela; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1962
Tobagonian - a native or inhabitant of the island of Tobago in the West Indies


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