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British West Africa

noun
1.
a former comprehensive term for The Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, and Cameroon.
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British West Africa

noun
1.
the former British possessions of Nigeria, The Gambia, Sierra Leone, and the Gold Coast, and the former trust territories of Togoland and Cameroons
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assortment of widely separated territories in western Africa that were administered by Great Britain during the colonial period. These included Sierra Leone, the Gambia, Nigeria (with the British Cameroons), and the Gold Coast (including Gold Coast crown colony, the Asante empire, the Northern Territories, and British Togoland).

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