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Meaning of Cameroons

Cam•e•roons

Pronunciation: (kam"u-rnz'), [key]
— n. (used with a sing. v.)
  1. German,a region in W Africa: a German protectorate 1884–1919; divided in 1919 into British and French mandates.
  2. Also calledthe NW part of this region: a British mandate 1919–46 and trusteeship 1946–61; by a 1961 plebiscite the S partjoined the United Republic of Cameroon and the N partjoined Nigeria.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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