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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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.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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Marc Michelsen, senior vice president of corporate affairs and communications at Fontem Ventures said: "As use of electronic vaping products in the UK has increased, smoking rates have fallen to the lowest levels on record.
Ryan Coalson, director of sales operations for Fontem US,, based in Charlotte, N.C., says the rules are causing confusion among retailers, who do not know which products will go through the review process and which companies will remain viable.
Indeed transversion within TgsGP sequence has been reported in isolates from Cameroun [21] and B014 DNA was isolated from human in Fontem, Cameroon, in 1988.
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