- Fon (title)
A fon is a chieftain or king of a region of Cameroon, especially among the Tikar and Bamiléké peoples of the Bamenda grassfields (the Northwest and West provinces). Though once independent rulers, most fons were brought under the German rule or military subjugation during the colonial period. Following the defeat of the Germans in World War I, the fons came under British or French rule, depending on whether their territory fell into British Cameroon or French Cameroon. Since Cameroon's independence in 1961, the fons are under the jurisdiction of the Government of Cameroon. However, they maintain semi-autonomous union councils and jurisdiction over their hereditary land.
Some of the historically significant Fons of the Northwest are:
- Fon of Bangwa
- Fon of Bum
- Fon of Bali-Gham
- Fon of Bali-Gashu
- Fon of Bali-Gansin
- Fon of Anong-Timah Bamtie
List of incumbents
Index Fondom Incumbent Tenure 1 The Fon of Akum 2 The Fon of Ambo H.R.H. Fon Tegum A. M 4 The Fon of Anong H.R.H. Fon Timah Moses Awenjang II 5 The Fon of Ashong H.R.H. Fon C.M. Mbafor III. 6 The Fon of Awing 7 The Fon of Baba II 8 The Fon of Babanki 9 The Fon of Bamum 10 The Fon of Bacham 11 The Fon of Bali-Nyonga H.R.H. Fon Doh Gahyonga 12 The Fon of Bali-Kumbat H.R.H. Fon Doh Gahnyami III Since 2006 13 The Fon of Batibo H.R.H. Fon Tebo II R.A.M. Since 2006 14 The Fon of Bafanji 15 The Fon of Bafut H.R.H. Fon Abumbi II Since 1968 16 The Fon of Bambalang. H.R.H. Fon Fosi Yakum Ntaw 17 The Fon Babungo H.R.H. Fon Ndofoa Zofoa III since 1999 18 The Fon of Bamesing 19 The Fon of Bangolan H.R.H. Fon Chafah XI 20 The Fon of Bawock H.R.H.Nana Wanda III 21 The Fon of Bessi H.R.H. Fon Forkum Richardson 22 The Fon of Bessom 23 The Fon of Befang 24 The Fon of Chomba H.R.H. Fon Forbuzie II Martin Asanji Tenure: since 1963 25 The Fon of Efah 26 The Fon of Eewen 27 The Fon of Enyoh 28 The Fon of Ewai 29 The Fon of Guzang H.R.H. Fon Mbah Nyamsih II 20 The Fon of Kedjom Keku H.R.H. Fon Vubansi 31 The Fon of Kom H.R.H. Fon Vincent Yuh II 32 The Fon of Kugwe 33 The Fon of Kulabei 34 The Fon of Kuruku 35 The Fon of Mankon H.R.H. Fon SAN Angwafor III 36 The Fon of Mbe 37 The Fon of Mbengkok 38 The Fon of Mbengwi 39 The Fon of Menka H.R.H. Fon Moses Tadoh Azah 40 The Fon of Mbengwi H.R.H. Fon Thaddeus Njokum 41 The Fon of Esu H.R.H. Fon Kum-a-Chuo II Albert Chi Kawzuh since 2007 42 The Fon of Nkambe 43 The Fon of Nkar 44 The Fon of Ngyen muwah H.R.H. Fon teche Nje II 45 The Fon of Nkwen. H.R.H. Fon Ngufor III 46 The Fon of Nso H.R.H. Fon Sehm Mbinglo I 47 The Fon of Pinyin 48 The Fon of Oku H.R.H. Fon Setieh II 49 The Fon of Teze-Ngie H.R.H. Fon Ateughap Justin IV 50 The Fon of Mbiame
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