Definitions

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  • A country of west-central Africa on the Bight of Biafra. Comprising the former French Cameroons and the southern part of British Cameroons, it became independent in 1960. Yaoundé is the capital and Douala the largest city. Population: 18,100,000.

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  • n. A Conservative Party member with green or social liberal leanings, supporting the policies of David Cameron.
  • proper n. Country in Central Africa. Official name: Republic of Cameroon.

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  • n. an inactive volcano in western Cameroon; highest peak on the West African coast
  • n. a republic on the western coast of central Africa; was under French and British control until 1960

Etymologies

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From Portuguese Rio dos Camarões ("river of prawns")

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Alteration of Cameron.

Examples

  • YAOUNDE, CAMEROON (BosNewsLife) -- Evangelical Christians in Cameroon faced an uncertain future Sunday, April 29, amid fresh reports that local authorities are seeking to control the "surging numbers" of Pentecostal churches in Western African nation.

    BosNewsLife - Christian News Agency

  • Cameroon: Dr. Davidson Achu Nkwenti - «These Dr.gs are Not for Sale In Cameroon»

    AllAfrica News: Latest

  • The vaccine being administered in Cameroon is branded Paneza and is made in Spain.

    Cameroon Launches Massive Swine Flu Vaccine Campaign

  • Ndoudoumou says over time, the plight of albinos in Cameroon is changing, though at a very slow pace.

    Cameroon’s Albinos Fight Prejudice

  • The educational system in Cameroon is so different, that I have to recognize that or I think I would be floored by all the blank stares I get sometimes.

    Me, a teacher? hehehe.

  • The literacy rate for women in Cameroon is only about 60%, so it seems like worrying about encouraging women to pursue science should be secondary to making sure all women can read.

    Women in Science News Roundup: Africa Edition

  • The assignment was to teach somethingorother in Cameroon which is a French and English speaking state in West Africa. it seemed like the perfect assignment since my wife is French.

    New Assignment in Mexico

  • If an underground deposit of carbon dioxide were suddenly to leak (as happened with a natural carbon dioxide deposit in Cameroon that killed 1,200 people in 1986) people living and working nearby could suffocate.

    Erich Pica: President Obama: Fired up for Clean Energy or Dirty Coal?

  • But in Cameroon, albinos say their lives are improving, especially with assurances that the government committed to improving their health and social welfare.

    Cameroon’s Albinos Fight Prejudice

  • Cocoa output in Cameroon, the world's fifth leading producer of the crop, dropped to 197,000 metric tons last season-down from 205,000 metric tons the year before.

    Cameroon Looks to Become Bordeaux of Cocoa Producers

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