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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.
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(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
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(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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Oh, he hates Asantes with a passion, and he is so willing to leave Ghana for them and join Western Togoland, if it became a sovereign nation.
Agitation for the reunification of the Ewe by the All Ewe Conference in British Togoland and the Gold Coast and the Comite de l'Unite Togolaise (CUT) in French Togo compelled the United Nations to investigate the 'Ewe problem' to see how this could be resolved.
1844 - Germany occupies Southwest Africa, Togoland and Cameroon.
Similarly, the Yoruba population could extend into Togoland. Such an occurrence would formalize the extensive informal, across-the-border ties between these groups that date back a long time, particularly in the case of the north.
Labeodan (2008:2) amplifies that: "They are found in South-Western Nigeria, and in some parts of Benin Republic and Togoland".
(67) 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." (68)
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.
England, Scotland, Poland, Bechuanaland (now Bo.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.
In west Africa a combined British and French force had fired the first shots of the war in attacking the German colony of Togoland.
By the 1950s, when independence was approaching, the colonial authorities also held 'British Togoland', their end of the divided German protectorate to the east of the Gold Coast as Ghana was then called.