Baham, Cameroon

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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: Boukue, Cheffou, Chengne, Demgo, Djemgheu, Hiala, Ho'o, Ka'a, Kaffo, La'agweu, Medjo, Ngouogoua, Pi'i, Pouomze, Souo, Wouom.
  • The neighboring villages are: Bandjoun, Bayangam, Bahouan, Bamendjou, Bapa, Batie, Badenkop, Bangou, ...

The language spoken is Baham, a variant of ghomálá', belongs to the family of Bamileke languages.

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