Cam·​er·​oo·​nian ˌka-mə-ˈrü-nē-ən How to pronounce Cameroonian (audio)
: a native or inhabitant of Cameroon
: a native or inhabitant of the Cameroons
Cameroonian adjective

Examples of Cameroonian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Still, the Cameroonian — who is currently signed to the Professional Fighters League — is expected to put up a good challenge, with oddsmakers noting his agility and striking style, which could catch Fury off guard. Tim Chan, Variety, 27 Oct. 2023 The average African leader is 63 years old; the oldest, President Paul Biya of Cameroon, is 90, a full 72 years older than the average Cameroonian. Declan Walsh, New York Times, 27 Oct. 2023 Among them were tens of thousands of Cameroonian and other African soldiers. Matthew Gavin Frank, Harper's Magazine, 13 July 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Cameroonian was in 1935

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Cite this Entry

“Cameroonian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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