Cameroonians in France

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Cameroonians in France
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Football player Kylian Mbappé at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final
Total population
Regions with significant populations
Île-de-France, Lille, Roubaix, Bordeaux
Fanji, Jagham, Basaa, Medumba, French
Christianity, Islam
Related ethnic groups
Black people in France, Afro-French

Cameroonians in France consist of migrants from Cameroon and their descendants living and working in France. They mostly live in Banlieue.


The first Cameroonian immigrants in France came in the 1970s, like the Congolese, some years after the first immigrant wave from Black Africa (Senegal Valley) in France.[1] But this immigration has speed up in the 1980s (because of the social and economic crisis in Cameroon)[2] to become one of the most populous group of immigrants from Black Africa in France.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "L'immigration africaine en France : regards des autres et repli sur soi" (PDF). Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  2. ^ "La participation des diasporas camerounaises de France et de Grande-Bretagne à la vie politique nationale: émergence et consolidation de la citoyenneté à distance - Ruth Mireille Manga Edimo". Retrieved 7 November 2017.