Baham, Cameroon

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Baham
Commune and town
Country  Cameroon
Region Western Province
Department Hauts-Plateaux
Elevation 5,394 ft (1,644 m)
Population (2001)
 • Total 51,500
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Baham (Hom in the local language) is the seat of the Department of Hauts-Plateaux, in the Western Province of Cameroon. It also constitutes a traditional Bamileke chiefdom.

  • It is situated 250 km (155 mi) from Douala and 20 km (12 mi) from Bafoussam.
  • The grouping of Baham comprises 16 villages:
    1. Boukue
    2. Cheffou
    3. Chengne
    4. Demgo
    5. Djemgheu
    6. Hiala
    7. Ho'o
    8. Ka'a
    9. Kaffo
    10. La'agweu
    11. Medjo
    12. Ngouogoua
    13. Pi'i
    14. Pouomze
    15. Souo
    16. Wouom

The language spoken is Baham, a variant of ghomala', and belongs to the family of Bamiléké languages.

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Coordinates: 5°20′N 10°24′E / 5.333°N 10.400°E / 5.333; 10.400