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a people in Cameroon, inhabiting the highlands between the Mbam and the Noun rivers.

Some of the Bamileke live in the city of Douala or in its vicinity. The Bamileke and related tribes such as the Bamum (Mum; self-designation Shupamen) and others number about 1 million (1967 estimate). The language spoken by the Bamileke is one of the eastern Bantoid languages. Most of the Bamileke are Muslims, but some adhere to local traditional beliefs. Their basic occupation is agriculture (corn, cassava, and peanuts). The Bamileke also work on banana, coffee, and quinine plantations and at the seaport of Douala.


Peoples of the Central Cameroons. London, 1954.
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2009) 'Migration, architecture, and the transformation of the landscape in the Bamileke grass fields of West Cameroon", African Diaspora 2(1): 73-100.
Tall grasses frame copper red roads and it's the home of the Bamileke people --descendants of the ancient Egyptians.
Cultural strategies for cognitive enrichment in learning among the Bamileke of West Region of Cameroon.
His DNA analysis points to a Royal family in the Western Region of modern day Cameroon, an area frequently raided during the Transatlantic slave trade, and now occupied by members of a tribe known as the Bamileke.
Most market-dominant minorities, whether the Bamileke in Cameroon or Indians in Fiji, enjoy disproportionate economic success at every level of society down to the smallest shopkeepers, who can rarely boast of useful political connections.
The traders of Bamileke origin resident in the Southern Cameroons could not continue with their trade in Kola as well as other forms of small trans-frontier commerce because of custom barriers.
3), as did the extraordinary large and early--perhaps 18th-century--dance mask made by the Bamileke people of Cameroon, presented by Bernard Dulon.
Ce programme s'expose sur un site Internet, vitrine d'un << voyage hors des sentiers battus a la decouverte de l'Ouest Cameroun et de la culture bamileke >> (Figure 5).
Cette facon de faire est conforme aux habitudes culinaires des peuples bamileke de l'ouest du Cameroun qui valorisent plutot la consommation de banane douce qu'ils preparent dans differentes soupes.
The natives are the Bamileke ethnic group, with the main religious groups being Christians and Muslims.
Muchos de estos creadores presentan experiencias articuladas en torno a la interaccion dinamica de diversos instrumentos linguisticos, como el frances, el wolof, el arabe, el batenga, el bamileke y, como no, el castellano, la lengua vehicular y de creacion cultural.
Cameroon's estimated 250 ethnic groups form five large regional-cultural groups: western highlanders (or grassfielders), including the Bamileke, Bamoun, and many smaller entities in the northwest (est.