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Culture of Cameroon

People in Cameroon speak the French, and English languages. The linguistic diversity of Cameroon is very diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Cameroon is 0.8898. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 52.1% of Cameroon's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Cameroon. The rate of urbanization in Cameroon is considered to be 3.5. According to data on inbound tourists in Cameroon, 912,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Cameroon is called 'O Cameroun, Berceau de nos Ancêtres', which in English means 'O Cameroon, Cradle of Our Forefathers'. It was adopted in 1957. The lyrics have been written by René Djam Afame, Samuel Minkio Bamba,, Moïse Nyatte Nko'o (French); Dr Benard Nsokika Fonlon (English) and the music has been composed by René Djam Afame.

Fast food

Around 10% of the population of Cameroon are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Cameroon consume 2.6 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 63.9% beer, 22.1% wine, 13.8% distilled spirits, 0.2% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Cameroon is ndolé.