Cameroon



Also, Cameroun. Official name United Republic of Cameroon. an independent republic in W Africa: formed 1960 by the French trusteeship of Cameroun; Southern Cameroons incorporated as a self-governing province 1961. 183,350 sq. mi. (474,877 sq. km).
Capital: Yaoundé.
an active volcano in W Cameroon: highest peak on the coast of W Africa. 13,370 feet (4075 meters).
Contemporary Examples

It Gets Better—but Mostly if You Live in a Rich, Democratic Country Jay Michaelson November 10, 2014
Croatia World Cup Team on Strike After Naked Photo Leak Nico Hines June 15, 2014
Anderson Cooper Hunts Sharks, Monkeys and Wild Rats Henry Seltzer December 10, 2008
The Straight Hero of Cameroon’s Gays Jay Michaelson December 9, 2014
The Straight Hero of Cameroon’s Gays Jay Michaelson December 9, 2014

Historical Examples

Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3 Various
With a Highland Regiment in Mesopotamia One of its Officer
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1 Various
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1 Various
West African studies Mary Henrietta Kingsley

noun
a republic in West Africa, on the Gulf of Guinea: became a German colony in 1884; divided in 1919 into the Cameroons (administered by Britain) and Cameroun (administered by France); Cameroun and the S part of the Cameroons formed a republic in 1961 (the N part joined Nigeria); became a member of the Commonwealth in 1995. Official languages: French and English. Religions: Christian, Muslim, and animist. Currency: franc. Capital: Yaoundé. Pop: 20 549 221 (2013 est). Area: 475 500 sq km (183 591 sq miles) French name Cameroun German name Kamerun
an active volcano in W Cameroon: the highest peak on the West African coast. Height: 4070 m (13 352 ft)
Cameroon [(kam-uh-roohn)]

Note: Cameroon was under British and French control from World War I until 1960.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Cameroons

    German Kamerun. a region in W Africa: a German protectorate 1884–1919; divided in 1919 into British and French mandates. Also called British Cameroons. the NW part of this region: a British mandate 1919–46 and trusteeship 1946–61; by a 1961 plebiscite the S part (Southern Cameroons) joined the United Republic of Cameroon and the N part […]

  • Cameroonian

    Also, Cameroun. Official name United Republic of Cameroon. an independent republic in W Africa: formed 1960 by the French trusteeship of Cameroun; Southern Cameroons incorporated as a self-governing province 1961. 183,350 sq. mi. (474,877 sq. km). Capital: Yaoundé. an active volcano in W Cameroon: highest peak on the coast of W Africa. 13,370 feet (4075 […]



  • Cameroun

    Cameroon (def 1). Also called French Cameroons. a former French mandate (1919–46) and trusteeship (1946–60) in W Africa: independence 1960: now part of the United Republic of Cameroon. noun the French name for Cameroon

  • Camh

    camh Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals



Disclaimer: Cameroon definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.