Meaning of São Tomé and Príncipe

São' Tomé' and Prín'cipe

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  1. a republic in W Africa, comprising the islands of São Tomé and Príncipe, in the Gulf of Guinea, N of the equator: a former overseas province of Portugal; gained independence in 1975. 80,000; 372 sq. mi. (964 sq. km). Cap.: São Tomé.
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