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British Cameroons

plural noun
1.
Cameroons (def 2).

Cameroons

[kam-uh-roonz] /ˌkæm əˈrunz/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
German Kamerun. a region in W Africa: a German protectorate 1884–1919; divided in 1919 into British and French mandates.
2.
Also called British Cameroons. the NW part of this region: a British mandate 1919–46 and trusteeship 1946–61; by a 1961 plebiscite the S part (Southern Cameroons) joined the United Republic of Cameroon and the N part (Northern Cameroons) joined Nigeria.
Related forms
Cameroonian, adjective, noun
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British Cameroons

plural noun
1.
a former British trust territory of West Africa See Cameroon
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