List of rulers of the Bamum

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List of the rulers of the Bamum people, an ethnic group located in Cameroon. Their capital Fumban is also spelled Foumban in some sources.

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office.)

Mfon = Ruler

Tenure Incumbent Notes
1394 Foundation of the Sultanate of Fumban by the Mfon of the Bamum (Mum)
Mfon (Sultans)
1394 to 1418 Nchare Yen, Mfon  
1418 to 1461 Ngoupou, Mfon  
1461 to 1498 Monjou, Mfon  
1498 to 1519 Mengap, Mfon  
1519 to 1544 Ngouh I, Mfon  
1544 to 1568 Fifen, Mfon  
1568 to 1590 Ngouh II, Mfon  
1590 to 1629 Ngapna, Mfon  
1629 to 1672 Ngouloure, Mfon  
1672 to 1757 Koutou, Mfon  
1757 to 1814 Mbouombouo, Mfon  
1814 to 1817 Ngbetnkom, Mfon  
1817 to 1818 Mbeikuo, Mfon  
1818 to 1865 Ngouhouo, Mfon  
1865 to 1865 Ngoungoure, Mfon Only woman to rule. Her rule lasted 30 minutes.
1865 to 14 July 1884 Nsangou, Mfon  
14 July 1884 Incorporated into German Kamerun
14 July 1884 to 1889 Nsangou, Mfon (contd.)
1889 to 1914 Ibrahim Njoya, Mfon  
1914 to 1960 Incorporated into French Cameroun
1914 to 1931 Ibrahim Njoya, Mfon (contd.)
1931 to 1933 Interregnum  
1933 to 1960 al-Haji Seidou Njimoluh Njoya, Mfon  
1960 to current Incorporated into Independent Cameroon
1960 to 1992 al-Haji Seidou Njimoluh Njoya,Mfon (contd.)
1992 to present al-Haji Ibrahim Mbombo Njoya, Mfon  [1]

References[edit]

DeLancey, Mark W., and Mokeba, H. Mbella (1990) Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon (2nd ed.) Scarecrow Press, Metuchen, N.J., ISBN 0-585-07032-6 ;

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