Where did the Bantu people go?
During a wave of expansion that began 4,000 to 5,000 years ago, Bantu-speaking populations – today some 310 million people – gradually left their original homeland of West-Central Africa and traveled to the eastern and southern regions of the continent.
What language is Bantu?
Who are the first inhabitants of Cameroon?
The earliest inhabitants of Cameroon were probably the Baka (Pygmies). They still inhabit the forests of the south and east provinces. Bantu speakers originating in the Cameroonian highlands were among the first groups to move out before other invaders.
Who gave the name Cameroon?
Cameroon sits on the Atlantic coast where Western and Central Africa meet. It was named by Portuguese explorers for the Rio dos Camarões (‘River of Prawns’).
Is Cameroon safe to live?
Violent crime, such as armed robbery and carjacking, is common throughout Cameroon. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in North, Far North, Northwest, Southwest, and Parts of Adamawa and East Regions of Cameroon due to current official travel restrictions.
How much is Cameroon worth?
$38.632 billion (nominal, 2019 est.) $100.884 billion (PPP, 2019 est.)
What drives the economy in Cameroon?
Cameroon’s economy continues to depend heavily on the sale of its products on the world market, and fluctuations in the global prices of its primary goods—petroleum and cocoa—have made its economic situation unpredictable; corruption, a persistent problem, also hampers economic development.
What country is Douala Cameroon?
What product is Cameroon known for?
Main agricultural products include plantains, cattle meat, cocoa beans, taro, bananas, maize, fresh vegetables and groundnuts. Cameroon’s primary export crops are cocoa, cotton, coffee, bananas, rubber and palm oil (FAO, 14.07. 2006). The country’s main export partner is the European Union.