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Fr. Cameroun, Ger. Kamerun, former German colony, W Africa, on the Gulf of Guinea and extending N to Lake Chad. Germany's penetration of the area began in 1884 and by 1902 its possession was recognized. A portion of French Equatorial Africa was added in 1911 in return for the surrender of German rights in Morocco. In World War I, French and British troops occupied the Cameroons. After the war the territory ceded in 1911 was rejoined to French Equatorial Africa, and in 1919 the remainder of the Cameroons was divided into French and British zones, which became mandates under the League of Nations. In 1946 the mandates were made trust territories of the United Nations. British Cameroons consisted of two noncontiguous sections lying on the eastern border of Nigeria; the more southerly extended to the coast. French Cameroons was administered as a separate territory with the capital at Yaoundé. In 1960, French Cameroons became the Cameroon Republic; in 1961 the southern section of British Cameroons was joined to the Cameroon Republic to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon (United Republic of Cameroon after 1972), while the northern section passed to Nigeria.
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Despite a heavy administrative load as the director of a growing missionary body, he collected priceless ethnographic information among several people groups living in what was then known as British Cameroon.
The Conservatives passing off an Australian photograph of young people as if it were a snap of eager British Cameroons is either incompetence or yet another desperate con.
He is the author of Mission to the British Cameroons (1992) and Cardinal Herbert Vaughan (1995).
Corrakes,Elder and Fyffes Line (Skinboat) banana boat, sailing from Garston Docks to Tiko in the British Cameroons,,West Africa in 1954.
I got used to it and it probably gave a more accurate glimpse into British Cameroons but it seemed patronising.
Other topics include the Baha'i response to the modern crisis in the Middle East and West Africa, the rots of Baha'i conversion in British Cameroons, and the Baha'i Church of Calabar.

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