They wanted independence or, barring that, an American-administered protectorate.
The British ruled it as a protectorate from 1868 until 1968 and dominated the security services for decades afterward.
As an 11-year-old growing up in Somaliland, then a British protectorate, Edna Adan Ismail had a powerful dream.
The contest continued between the assembly and the protectorate.
I require the equality of salaries, the division of benefits, the glorification of the protectorate.
The northern parts of the protectorate are specially suitable for stock raising and poultry culture.
The civil war is over, the protectorate under Cromwell is past.
But, low as was the state of our poetry during the civil war and the protectorate, a still deeper fall was at hand.
There remained, however, the more serious one of the protectorate.
The arrival of a governor of course put an end to the protectorate of Oloffe the Dreamer.
A relationship between a strong sovereign nation and a weak nation or area not recognized as a nation. Once the strong nation has established a protectorate over a weak nation, it can control the latter's affairs.