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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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B: Et cum iam non solum regno, sed fulgore quodam scientie, qua apud Libetridem fontem excogitaverat literatum caracteres, et doctrina rudibus indoctisque populis dederat (I vi 3).
Tondje P, Roberts D, Bon M, Widmer T, Samuels G, Ismaiel A, Begoude A, Tchana T, NyembTshomb E, Ndoumbe-Nkeng M, Bateman R, Fontem D, Hebbar K (2007) Isolation and identification of mycoparasitic isolates of Trichoderma asperellum with potential for suppression of black pod disease of cacao in Cameroon.
Una de las cronicas latinas mas enigmaticas e interesantes del Medievo hispano, la leonesa Historia Silense (c 1120-1150), da comienzo con una plastica exaltacion en clave sapiencial de la tradicion cultural neogoticista: Cum olim Yspania omni liberali doctrina ubertim floreret, ac in ea studio literarum fontem Sapientie sitientespassim operam darent (1).
in the centre a dragon, which seems about to devour the animals depicted there, emits a jet of crystalline water [crystallinum quendam fontem parturit], pouring it forth in such an abundant quantity that in hot weather, dissolving on high, it may humify and cool the air .
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