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ID: 1000153
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Cameroon (nation)  Cameroon (nation)

Coordinates:
Lat: 06 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 6.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 012 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 12.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Earliest inhabitants of region were Pygmies; Bantu-speakers followed and then Muslim Fulani 11th-19th centuries; was part of Cameroons 1869-1922, under German, later Anglo-French control; united with former British trust territory, S Cameroons, in 1961; official languages are French and English, though 24 major African languages are also spoken.

Names:
Cameroun (preferred,C,V,French-P,U,N)
République du Cameroun (C,V,O,French,U,N)
Cameroon (C,V,English-P,U,N)
Republic of Cameroon (C,V,O,English,U,N)
Kamerun (C,O,German-P,U,N)
Camerún (C,O,Spanish-P,U,N)
República del Camerún (C,O,Spanish,U)
Kameroen (C,O,Dutch-P,U,N)
Camarão (C,O,Portuguese-P,U,N)
Камерун (C,V,Russian-P,U)
Республика Камерун (C,V,Russian,U)
喀麦隆 (C,V,Chinese-P,U)
喀麦隆共和国 (C,V,Chinese,U)
اكًاميرون (C,V,Arabic-P,U)
جُهور ةً اكًاميرون (C,V,Arabic,U)
CMR (C,O,ISO3L)
CM (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO120 (C,O,ISO3N)
CM00 (C,O,FIPS)
République unie du Cameroun (H,V)
United Republic of Cameroon (H,V)  ............ until 1984
Cameroon, United Republic of (H,V)
Cameroonian (C,O,English,U,A)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Cameroon (nation)  ........  Cameroon (nation) (P)

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  gained independence 1960
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)
republic (C)
former territory/colony/dependent state (C)
trust territory (H)  ............  French, 1946-1960
mandate (H)  ............  French, 1922-1946

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Yaoundé .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Africa, Cameroon, Centre) [1088293]
historical connection ....  Kotoko Kingdom .......... (former nation/state/empire)
........................................  (World, Africa) [8711694]
member of ....  Commonwealth of Nations .......... (association)
................  (World) [7005615]
................  joined association in 1995
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 1960

Sources and Contributors:
Камерун..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
Республика Камерун..........  [VP]
...................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
喀麦隆..........  [VP]
...........  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
喀麦隆共和国..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
اكًاميرون..........  [VP]
....................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
جُهور ةً اكًاميرون..........  [VP]
...................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
Camarão..........  [VP]
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 44
Cameroon..........  [BHA, VP]
.................  Britannica Book of the Year (1990) 582
.................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 577
.................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
.................  Columbia Encyclopedia (1975)
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 767 ff.
.................  Petit Robert II, Noms (1989)
.................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-17
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 44
Cameroonian..........  [VP]
.......................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 7
Cameroon, United Republic of..........  [BHA]
...............................................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Cameroun..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 44
Camerún..........  [VP]
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 44
CM..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 12
CM00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
CMR..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 764
ISO120..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 12
Kameroen..........  [VP]
.................  Engels Woordenboek (1987) 97
Kamerun..........  [VP]
.................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 339
República del Camerún..........  [VP]
......................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
Republic of Cameroon..........  [VP]
...................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 764
...................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
République du Cameroun..........  [VP]
.........................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 777
République unie du Cameroun..........  [VP]
...............................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 767 ff.
United Republic of Cameroon..........  [VP]
...............................................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 110-111
...............................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 208
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1990) 582
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 577
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 110-111
..................  Columbia Encyclopedia (1975)
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 767 ff.
..................  Engels Woordenboek (1987) 97
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 12
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 764; 777
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
..................  Petit Robert II, Noms (1989)
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 44
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 339
..................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-17
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 44
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 7
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 208
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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