Culture of Cameroon


Rural families in Cameroon usually have as many as ten children, and urban families are smaller. The mom takes care of them until they're old enough to be taken care of by other females in the family. Music is also important; the instruments- such as drums, for example -are usually hollowed out and made of wood. Food is also important; there is a variety of foods in Cameroon ranging from groundnuts to Bush meat. They're very diverse.

The People

Cameroon's population is 16.1 million people, and still growing in size today, and cities are growing at a fast pace. Cameroon has a large expanse of language; 240, to be exact, and 100 of these can be written. The population is mostly Christian, and they prefer groomed or well cleaned appearances over other types.


In their customs, men take handshakes very seriously; they use them for everything, from greeting a work friend or just a natural greeting to a stranger. Cameroonians normally pass things at the dinner table with their right hands, and they sometimes display pleasure by dancing. They enjoy visiting family and friends, especially on Fridays after church; visits are relaxed and casual, unless you're in a more strict home where your rank and gender are very important. They eat their main meals in the evening, and normally, formal meals are blessed


Cameroon's government is a unitary republic. Their economy mostly depends on oil, coffee and cocoa prices. Paved roads are mostly in major cities, however, many areas and roads are isolated. Hospitals actually struggle with basic care as well; patients have to supply the food and medicine. Some villages have a local clinic, mostly.