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 (compare bordelais, Bordelese); it is not present in words formed from -o + -ese in English, e.g. Faroese or Chicagoese.
- Rhymes: -iːz
Togolese (plural Togolese)
- A person from Togo or of Togolese descent.
Togolese (not comparable)
- Of, from, or pertaining to Togo or its people.
- ^ 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