Cameroon
geographical name 1. massif about 13,350 feet (4069 meters) W Cameroon (republic) 2. (or Cameroun) country W equatorial Africa in Cameroons region; a republic, formerly a trust territory under France capital Yaoundé area about 183,590 square miles (475,500 square kilometers), population 13,103,000

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Cameroon — [kam΄ə ro͞on′] 1. country in WC Africa, on the Gulf of Guinea: formerly a German protectorate, most of the area was under French administration from 1919 until independence in 1960; member of the Commonwealth: 183,569 sq mi (475,442 sq km); pop.… …   English World dictionary

  • Cameroon — • Located in German West Africa, between British Nigeria and French Congo Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Cameroon — Republic of Cameroon République du Cameroun …   Wikipedia

  • Cameroon — Cameroonian, adj., n. /kam euh roohn /, n. 1. 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… …   Universalium

  • Cameroon — <p></p> <p></p> Introduction ::Cameroon <p></p> Background: <p></p> French Cameroon became independent in 1960 as the Republic of Cameroon. The following year the southern portion of neighboring… …   The World Factbook

  • Cameroon —    A West African territory and German colony as of 1884. After centuries of intermittent contact with Europeans eager to trade for slaves, ivory, rubber, and palm products, Cameroon was colonized by Germany and quickly became the largest and… …   Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • Cameroon — noun 1. an inactive volcano in western Cameroon; highest peak on the West African coast • Instance Hypernyms: ↑volcano • Part Holonyms: ↑Republic of Cameroon, ↑Cameroun 2. a republic on the western coast of central Africa; was under French and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cameroon — noun Country in Central Africa. Official name: Republic of Cameroon …   Wiktionary

  • Cameroon — n. Republic of Cameroon, republic on the western coast of central Africa; former German protectorate that was divided into British Cameroons and French Cameroons …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Cameroon — Cam•e•roon [[t]ˌkæm əˈrun[/t]] n. 1) geg a republic in W equatorial Africa: formed in 1960 by the French trusteeship of Cameroun; joined in 1961 by the S part of the British trusteeship of Cameroons. 15,456,092; 179,558 sq. mi. (465,054 sq. km)… …   From formal English to slang

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”