Yaounde

/jaˈʊndeɪ/

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Yaounde

noun

  1. a city in and the capital of Cameroon, in the SW part.
  2. Also Cameroun. Official name United Republic of Cameroon. an independent republic in W Africa: formed 1960 by the French trusteeship of Cameroun; Southern Cameroons incorporated as a self-governing province 1961. 183,350 sq. mi. (474,877 sq. km). Capital: Yaoundé.
  3. an active volcano in W Cameroon: highest peak on the coast of W Africa. 13,370 feet (4075 meters).
  4. a republic in West Africa, on the Gulf of Guinea: became a German colony in 1884; divided in 1919 into the Cameroons (administered by Britain) and Cameroun (administered by France); Cameroun and the S part of the Cameroons formed a republic in 1961 (the N part joined Nigeria); became a member of the Commonwealth in 1995. Official languages: French and English. Religions: Christian, Muslim, and animist. Currency: franc. Capital: Yaoundé. Pop: 20 549 221 (2013 est). Area: 475 500 sq km (183 591 sq miles)French name: Cameroun German name: Kamerun
  5. an active volcano in W Cameroon: the highest peak on the West African coast. Height: 4070 m (13 352 ft)
  6. the capital of Cameroon, in the southwest: University of Cameroon (1962). Pop: 1 727 000 (2005 est)

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Yaounde

proper noun

  1. The capital of Cameroon; population 1,611,000 (est. 2007).

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