Cameroon History - 1500 CE to 1600 CE
Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
Cameroon's Contributions.


History of Cameroon from 1400 CE to 1500CE

1500 CE

North central Cameroon is predominantly Fulani with over 200 ethnic groups making up Cameroon's cultural diversity.

1520

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.

1600

Cameroon Trans-Atlantic slave trade industry gets a new boss: The Dutch.

1600

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.

History of Cameroon from 1600 CE to 1700CE



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