Cameroonian National Anthem Lyrics

“O Cameroun is the national anthem of Cameroon and the Cameroonian national anthem lyrics were written by René Djam Afame and the music to the Cameroonian national anthem was composed by René Djam Afame.

The National Anthem Lyrics for Cameroon

“O Cameroun was officially adopted as the national anthem of Cameroon in the year of 1957.

Cameroonian National Anthem Lyrics in French

1. Ô Cameroun berceau de nos ancêtres,
Va, debout et jaloux de ta liberté.
Comme un soleil ton drapeau fier doit être,
Un symbole ardent de foi et d’unité,
Que tous tes enfants du Nord et Sud,
De l’Est à l’Ouest soient tout amour!
Te servir que ce soit le seul but
Pour remplir leur devoir toujour.

Chère Patrie, terre chérie,
Tu es notre seul et vrai bonheur.
Notre joie, notre vie,
A toi l’amour et le grand honneur.

2. Tu es la tombe où dorment nos pères,
Le jardin que nos aïeux ont cultivé.
Nous travaillons pour te rendre prospère,
Un beau jour enfin nous serons arrivés.
De l’Afrique sois fidèle enfant
Et progresse toujours en paix,
Espérant que tes jeunes enfants
T’aimeront sans bornes à jamais.

Cameroonian National Anthem Lyrics in English

Cameroonian National Anthem Lyrics in English

1. O Cameroon, thou cradle of our fathers,
Holy Shrine where in our midst they now repose,
Their tears and blood and sweat thy soil did water,
On thy hills and valleys once their tillage rose.
Dear Fatherland, thy worth no tongue can tell!
How can we ever pay thy due?
Thy welfare we will win in toil and love and peace,
Will be to thy name ever true!

Land of Promise, land of Glory!
Thou, of life and joy, our only store!
Thine be honour, thine devotion,
And deep endearment, for evermore.

2. From Shari, from where the Mungo meanders
From along the banks of lowly Boumba Stream,
Muster thy sons in union close around thee,
Mighty as the Buea Mountain be their team;
Instil in them the love of gentle ways,
Regret for errors of the past;
Foster, for Mother Africa, a loyalty
That true shall remain to the last.


Cameroonian National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English

1. O Cameroon cradle of our ancestors,
Go, stand and jealous of your freedom.
As the sun, your flag should also be proud,
A symbol of ardent faith and unity,
May all your children, North and South
From East to West, are all love!
May they serve you as their sole purpose
To fulfill their duty forever.

Dear Fatherland, dear land,
You are our only true happiness.
Our joy, our life
To you, love and honor.

2. Thou art the grave where our fathers sleep,
The garden that our ancestors have cultivated.
We work to make you prosperous
One day we finally arrived.
Africa’s children be faithful
And still progressing in peace
Hoping that your children
Boundless love you forever.


Cameroonian National Anthem Lyrics

When is Cameroonian National Anthem Played or Sung?

National anthem of Cameroon is usually played or performed throughout national holidays, especially on the independence day events in Cameroon. It is also carried out throughout cultural and other celebrations in Cameroon, typically marking off the beginning or completion of such festivals.

National anthem of Cameroon is also often performed in global sporting events, such as the Olympic Games as well school sport events.

What is the importance of Cameroonian National Anthem in Cameroon?

The national anthem of Cameroon, like other nationwide signs of Cameroon, embodies the custom, past history, and faiths of Cameroon and its individuals. It helps stimulate sensations of patriotism among the Cameroonian people and advises them of their Cameroon’s splendor, beauty, and abundant heritage.

It also assists unite the citizens of Cameroon by one single track or music. During the performance of the Cameroonian national anthem, residents of Cameroon, regardless of their ethnic differences, rise up in unison and listen diligently or sing the song with terrific passion.

Sports males and females from Cameroon also feel a fantastic moment of pride when they receive a medal at a worldwide sporting occasion while Cameroon’s national anthem is played in the background. It provides a feeling of having made their country proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of Cameroon in schools learn to appreciate their country and develop a spirit of unity amongst themselves.