North central Cameroon is predominantly Fulani with over 200 ethnic groups making up Cameroon's cultural diversity.
Portuguese settlers scale up the sell of slaves from Cameroon intensifying the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. They also open up plantations to take advantage of the rich agricultural soil of Cameroun.
Power and local control of Cameroun shifts to local Chiefs on the coastal regions of Douala. These Chiefs act as middlemen as deals are made with the Portuguese, British, French, German and Holland traders - exchanging slaves and Ivory for cloth and metal works.
Cameroon Trans-Atlantic slave trade industry gets a new boss: The Dutch.
The Chamba Lecko ethnic, of Sudanese origin, migrate from River Faro on the on present day border with Nigeria to settle in Benue region of Cameroon - adding to Cameroon's Cultural diversity.
This group today make up the Bali Nyonga ethnic group of the northwest region of Cameroon.