Local traditions and culture in Cameroon

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    Announce yourself

    by lovin_it Written Jun 13, 2006

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    When out for a trek or countryside walk you should always announce your presence to the local quarter head or 2nd class chief. He will be over the moon that visitors are passing through his area and love to hear about you. On the other hand he will be annoyed to find out from other locals under him that visitors passed through without his knowledge.
    When a path passes through someones compound (house or yard) stop to announce yourself to the family and have a little chat, again they will be pleased to welcome you and will point you in the right direction for your travels.

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    Never smell food!

    by lovin_it Written Jun 13, 2006

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    When walking into the kitchen back home i would lift off the lid of whatever was cooking before dinner time and take in a big waft of the delicous contents simmering away. Eyes closed, lips pursed i might let out an enthusiastic 'mmmmmmm'. In Cameroon this is the biggest insult to the cook, signifying that you think there is somethinh wrong with the food or that it smells bad!

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    people don't like to be taken...

    by nessie-ch Written Aug 24, 2002

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    people don't like to be taken by photographs, so be careful. When you want to take pictures, it's when they are dressed up for a special occasion. A polaroid camera would be helpful, you could make a picture to offer :-)

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    Fulani herders

    by Wafro Written Nov 16, 2011

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    Fulani are the Cameroonian cattle herders. They have the typical Zebus cows with their long horns. They sometimes cross the roads without thinks of the other users.

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