(Cameroons; Port.: Camarões; Cameroun). Former Ger. protectorate in W Afr. Divided 1920 into Brit. and Fr. mandate; UN trust territory 1946; Fr. territory became indep. 1960, annexed Southern Cameroons (part of Brit. territory) 1961 (Northern Cameroons, the other part of Brit. territory, remained part of Nigeria). See also Africa, F 7.
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