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(Placename) the French name for Cameroon
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(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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People born in British Northern Cameroon were never part of French Cameroun, which became independent in January 1960.
Cameroon ended up being divided between Britain and France in 1919 as League of Nations mandated territories, and in 1946, after the Second World War, when Germany was again defeated, Cameroon became a United Nations trusteeship still under the control of Britain and France (under their official names, British Cameroons and French Cameroun; don't be confused by the different spellings, the country is "Africa in miniature").
It does not appear to be exogenous for Yaji had a brief encounter with the German and French colonial rulers and equally brief and chequered relations with the British through whose hands Madagali passed, having been successively a part of German Kamerun (1884-1916), French Cameroun (1916-1922) and British Cameroons (1922-1961).