[ kam-uh-roonz ]


, (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.

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  • Cam·e·roon·i·an adjective noun

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Example Sentences

The Cameroons, larger than the Fatherland, took much longer to subdue, and the operations were of a more arduous nature.

Here 51 Malietoa interrupted himself to say it was the only tree bearing in the Cameroons.

On the passage from the Cameroons to Germany, he had great delight to see the cliffs of England.

For two years the unfortunate man had trembled and suffered in the Cameroons, in Germany, in the rainy Marshalls.

Two days after we had stored away the mahogany we anchored off Duala, the capital of the German Cameroons.


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