See also: togolese

English

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Etymology

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From French togolais, equivalent to Togo +‎ -ese. The -l-, also present in Congolese and its French etymon congolais, was added in French to break up the sequence of -o + -ais; it is not present in words formed from -o + -ese in English, e.g. Faroese or Chicagoese.[1]

Pronunciation

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  • Audio (US):(file)
  • Rhymes: -iːz

Noun

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Togolese (plural Togolese)

  1. A person from Togo or of Togolese descent.
    • 2021 April 15, Jennifer C. Seely, Samuel Decalo, Historical Dictionary of Togo, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, →ISBN, page 202:
      Grunitzky was educated locally and abroad (receiving one of the first scholarships ever granted to a Togolese), studying mathematics and obtaining an engineering degree (1937). Upon his return to Togo, Grunitzky joined the civil service []

Usage notes

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  • As with other terms for people formed with -ese, the countable singular noun in reference to a person (as in "I am a Togolese", "writing about Togolese cuisine as a Togolese") is uncommon and often taken as incorrect. In its place, the adjective is used, by itself (as in "I am Togolese") or with a word like person, man, or woman ("writing about Togolese cuisine as a Togolese person").

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Adjective

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Togolese (not comparable)

  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Togo or its people.

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References

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  1. ^ Slawomir Zdziebko and Mateusz Urban, The Phonetics and Phonology of /ɬ/ Vocalization, Crossing Phonetics-Phonology Lines (edited by Eugeniusz Cyran and Jolanta Szpyra-Kozłowska), page 416

Afrikaans

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Adjective

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Togolese

  1. attributive form of Togolees

Noun

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Togolese

  1. plural of Togolees