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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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Kat'te Bhi Chalo, Badhte Bhi Chalo, Bazu Bhi Bahot Hain, Sar Bhi Bahot; Chalte Bhi Chalo Ke Ab Dere, Manzil Hi Pe Dle Jyeinge.
Bazu Worku successfully defended his Houston title, breaking away in the last mile to win with the third fastest time in the marathon's history.
A dozen men have bettered Barmasai's 2011 mark of 2:07:18, including Ethiopian's Bazu Worku (2:05:25) who finished third in Berlin, former World Youth Champion Markos Geneti (2:06:35) of Ethiopia and 2009 Boston Marathon champion Deriba Merga (2:06:38).
Bazu (National Institute for Research and Development, Bucharest, Romania) and Bajenescu, a consultant in such areas as reliability and safety, explain failure analysis in terms of reasons for it, and when and how it is applied.
Watch out for Bazu Worku, an Ethiopian who at 18 set a junior world record of two hours, six minutes, 15 seconds, some five hours inside my personal best.
ATHLETICS: Rising Ethiopian star Bazu Worku has been forced out of the London Marathon by a bout of food poisoning.
They will be joined by sub 2:06 athletes Bazu Worku (2:05:25) and Getu Feleke (2:05:44) of Ethiopia.
Makau beat fellow Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai by just two seconds in a sprint finish, with Ethiopia's Bazu Worku 15 seconds adrift.