Cameroon: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kam"u-rn'), [key]
— n.
  1. Official name,an independent republic in W Africa: formed 1960 by the French trusteeship of Cameroun; Southern Cameroons incorporated as a self-governing province 1961. 6,600,000; 183,350 sq. mi. (474,877 sq. km). Cap.: Yaoundé.
  2. an active volcano in W Cameroon: highest peak on the coast of W Africa. 13,370 ft. (4075 m).
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