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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



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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Among the discussants were Bahrain's Housing Minister, Mr Basim Bin Yacob AlHamer; the Mayor of Bangangte, Cameroon, Ms Celestine Ketcha Courtes; New York City's Commissioner for International Affairs, Ms Penny Abeywardena; the President of United Cities and Local Governments, Mr Parks Tau; and the Chair of the international women's grassroots network Huairou Commission, Ms Violet Shivutse, who all spoke on how cities and local actors are championing the sustainable urbanisation agenda.
(1995) 'Cooking inside: kinship and gender in Bangangte idioms of marriage and procreation', American Ethnologist 22 (3): 483-501.
Author affiliations: Universite des Montagnes, Bangangte, Cameroon (C.E.
Mandengue, Department of Internal Medicine (Dermatology), Universite des Montagnes, Cliniques Universitaires des Montagnes, PO Box 208, Bangangte, Cameroon; email:
C'est une mission delicate qui attend l'USMA cet apres-midi (15h30) au stade municipal Bangangte face au club camerounais Panthere Nde dans le cadre du match retour des 1/16 de finale de la coupe de la CAF.
Baseline data were secured from 12 communities belonging to 7 health districts: Bafang (3), Baham (1), Banja (1), Bangangte (2), Foumbot (2), Kekem (1), and Penka-Michel (1).
In Ndjipta III of Bangangte Health District, Folap of Foumban, and Mbafam of Kekem mf rates among children were 0.6 or less.
During pre-colonial times the Bangangte society was a subsistence agrarian society based on the female dominated household economy.
(1938) African Majesty: A Record of Refuge at the court of the king of Bangangte in French Cameroons, George Routledge and Sons Ltd.
Bovine tuberculosis at the Animal Research Antenna (ARZ) Bangangte, Western province, Cameroon.