Cameroons(redirected from Postage stamps and postal history of Cameroons)
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A region and former German protectorate of west-central Africa. After World War I the territory was divided into British Cameroons and French Cameroons.
n. (used with a sing. v.)
1. a region in W Africa: a German protectorate 1884–1919; divided in 1919 into British and French mandates.
2. Also called British Cameroons. a former British mandate (1919–46) and trusteeship (1946–60) in W Africa: by a 1961 plebiscite the S part joined Cameroon and the N part joined Nigeria.
Cam`e•roon′i•an, adj. n.
pl the Cameroons → Kamerun nt