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(Placename) the French name for Cameroon


(kæmˈrun; Fr. kamˈrun)

2. Also called French Cameroons. a former French mandate (1919–46) and trusteeship (1946–60) in W Africa: independence 1960; now part of Cameroon.
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Noun1.Cameroun - a republic on the western coast of central Africa; was under French and British control until 1960
capital of Cameroon, Yaounde - the capital of Cameroon
Douala - the largest city of Cameroon
Cameroon - an inactive volcano in western Cameroon; highest peak on the West African coast
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
Cameroonian - a native or inhabitant of Cameroon
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This extension is hoped to increase Camerouns majorly low fixed broadband penetration, presently evaluated to be circa 5%.
A Submarine cable system linking Nigeria and Cameroun has been finished and has gone live in the province.
Confirming the development, MainOne Cables said the high limit Nigerian-Cameroun Submarine Cable System (NCSCS) linking Lagos, Nigeria and Kribi, Cameroun has been finished and went live a month ago.