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Cameroon

Syllabification: Cam·e·roon
Pronunciation: /ˌkaməˈro͞on
 
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Definition of Cameroon in English:

A country on the western coast of Africa, between Nigeria and Gabon; population 18,879,300 (est. 2009); capital, Yaoundé; languages, French and English (official), many local languages, pidgin. French name Cameroun.

A German protectorate from 1884 until 1916, it was subsequently administered by France and then by Britain as a League of Nations (later United Nations) trusteeship. In 1960, the French part became an independent republic and was joined in 1961 by part of British Cameroon; the remainder became part of Nigeria. Cameroon became a member of the Commonwealth of Nations in 1995

Derivatives

Cameroonian

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adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • Everything I've read says the Cameroonians are good and decent folk.
  • That's a good representation of Cameroonian football.
  • The book's most vivid passage is a journey from the Cameroonian capital, Douala, to the mountainous interior, accompanying a truck loaded with Guinness.

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