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.