Definition of São Tomé and Príncipe in US English:

São Tomé and Príncipe

proper noun

  • A country that consists of two main islands and several smaller ones in the Gulf of Guinea; population 190,000 (estimated 2015); capital, São Tomé; languages, Portuguese (official) and Portuguese Creole.

The islands were settled by Portugal from 1493 and became an overseas province of that country. São Tomé and Príncipe became independent in 1975

Pronunciation

São Tomé and Príncipe

/ˌsou tōˈmā ən ˌprinsəpə//ˌsaʊ toʊˈmeɪ ən ˌprɪnsəpə/