Cameroon national anthem song

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National anthem of Cameroon.
Anthem’s mp3, video, lyrics and free sheet music.

The National anthem of Cameroon is “O Cameroun, Berceau de nos Ancetres” which means in English “O Cameroon, Cradle of Our Forefathers”.

Authors of Cameroon National Anthem

  • Original Wordings by: René Djam Afame (1910-1981),
  • French Wordings by: Moïse Nyatte Nko’o (1910-1978),
  • English Wordings by: Bernard Nsokika Fonlon (1924-1986)


  • Samuel Minkio Bamba (1906-1995)
  • Moïse Nyatte Nko’o (1910-1978)

Adopted as the Cameroon Anthem in 1948, New wordings 1978.

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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!


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.

Cameroonian anthem lyrics (Franch)

O Cameroun berceau de nos ancètres,

va debout et jaloux de ta liberté,

comme un soleil ton drapeau fier doit etre,

un symbole ardent de foi et d’unité,


Chère Patrie, Terre cherie,

Tu es notre seul et vrai bonheur,

Notre joie,notre vie,

En toi l’amour et le grand honneur.

Que tous tes enfants du Nord et Sud,

De l’Est a l’Ouest soit tout amour,

Te servir que ce soit le seul but,

pour remplir leur devoir toujour;


Chère Patrie, Terre cherie,

Tu es notre seul et vrai bonheur,

Notre joie,notre vie,

En toi l’amour et le grand honneur.


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).

Musical note

Musical note for Cameroon’s National anthem – See link.

More facts about Cameroon

  • Cameroonian national symbol: lion.
  • 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.

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