What is Les DOM-TOM?

Les DOM-TOM, pronounced "duhm-tuhm", is actually a French acronym, and it stands for Départements d'outre-mer, Territoires d'outre-mer, which are French overseas departments and territories. An alternate spelling is D.O.M.-T.O.M.

Examples

  • Grâce à Aimé Césaire, la France a créé les DOM-TOM.
    Thanks to Aimé Césaire, France created its overseas departments and territories.
  • Les citoyens des DOM sont des citoyens de la France.
    Citizens in the overseas departments are citizens of France.
    Format
    mla apa chicago
    Your Citation
    Lawless, Laura K. "What is Les DOM-TOM?" ThoughtCo, Jun. 9, 2017, thoughtco.com/les-dom-tom-vocabulary-1371900. Lawless, Laura K. (2017, June 9). What is Les DOM-TOM? Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/les-dom-tom-vocabulary-1371900 Lawless, Laura K. "What is Les DOM-TOM?" ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/les-dom-tom-vocabulary-1371900 (accessed January 20, 2018).