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Research Article: Cameroon

This encyclopedia article consists of approximately 19 pages of information about Cameroon.
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Cameroon

POPULATION 16,184,748
ROMAN CATHOLIC 34.7 percent
AFRICAN INDIGENOUS BELIEFS 26 percent
MUSLIM 21.8 percent
PROTESTANT 17.5 percent

Cameroon

Country Overview

Introduction

The Republic of Cameroon, located on the west coast of Africa on the Gulf of Guinea, is surrounded by six countries: Nigeria to the northwest, Chad and Central African Republic to the east, and Republic of the Congo, Gabon, and Equatorial Guinea to the south. Cameroon is often said to be Africa in miniature, both for its geographic diversity, which ranges from rain forests in the south to the semidesert Sahelian landscape of the north, and for its rich cultural diversity, which includes a mix of more than 150 different languages and a variety of African religious practices.

Christianity spread from the coast, and Christians predominate in the south and the west. Islam arrived from the Sahel region and from northern Nigeria, and most Muslims are found in northern Cameroon. Among African indigenous religions...

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