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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Cameroon.
Who wrote the Cameroonian national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Cameroon officially adopted?
Please add any valuable information like links to anthem's mp3, video, lyrics, free sheet music etc.
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The National anthem of Cameroon is "O Cameroun, Berceau de nos Ancetres" which means in English "O Cameroon, Cradle of Our Forefathers".
Cameroon's anthem lyrics were written by Rene Djam AFAME, Samuel Minkio BAMBA, Moise Nyatte NKO'O [French], Benard Nsokika FONLON [English] and the music was written by Rene Djam AFAME.
Adopted 1957; Cameroon's Anthem, Also Known As "Chant De Ralliement" (The Rallying Song), Has Been Used Unofficially Since 1948 And Officially Adopted In 1957; The Anthem Has French And English Versions Whose Lyrics Differ.
 
National anthem of Cameroon free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Cameroon's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
 
Listen to Cameroon national anthem on Youtube
 
Cameroonian anthem lyrics (Official English)
O Cameroon, Thou Cradle of our Fathers,
Holy Shrine where in our midst they now repose,
Their tears and blood and sweat thy soil did water,
On thy hills and valleys once their tillage rose.
Dear Fatherland, thy worth no tongue can tell!
How can we ever pay thy due?
Thy welfare we will win in toil and love and peace,
Will be to thy name ever true!
 
Chorus:
Land of Promise, land of Glory!
Thou, of life and joy, our only store!
Thine be honour, thine devotion,
And deep endearment, for evermore.
From Shari, from where the Mungo meanders
From along the banks of lowly Boumba Stream,
Muster thy sons in union close around thee,
Mighty as the Buea Mountain be their team;
Instil in them the love of gentle ways,
Regret for errors of the past;
Foster, for Mother Africa, a loyalty
That true shall remain to the last.
 
Chorus
 
You can find more information about Cameroonian anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the Cameroonian national anthem sheet music - See link.

 

Cameroon
Cameroonian national symbol: lion.

Cameroon flag

Conventional short form country name: Cameroon.
Conventional long form country name: Republic of Cameroon.
Local short form country name: Cameroun/Cameroon.
Local long form country name: Republique du Cameroun/Republic of Cameroon.
Former name of Cameroon: French Cameroon, British Cameroon, Federal Republic of Cameroon, United Republic of Cameroon.
 
Cameroon Government Type: republic; multiparty presidential regime.
 
Republic is a representative democracy in which the people's elected deputies (representatives), not the people themselves, vote on legislation. 
 
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