Meaning of Cameroons
Pronunciation: (kam"u-rnz'), [key]
— n. (used with a sing. v.)
- German,a region in W Africa: a German protectorate 1884–1919; divided in 1919 into British and French mandates.
- Also calledthe NW part of this region: a British mandate 1919–46 and trusteeship 1946–61; by a 1961 plebiscite the S partjoined the United Republic of Cameroon and the N partjoined Nigeria.
- Cameroons (Thesaurus)