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The Nobles of Cameroon

Monarchs have always been part of the ruling body in many African countries. Despite most kingdoms losing some of their their power, a few have managed to preserve the ancient traditions. Examples are the Northwest and Western provinces of Cameroon, which is located in the central part of Africa.

From the Warriors of the Sultan of Wandala to the notable kings and chiefs of Cameroon, take a look at these portraits of nobles dressed in some of their best regalia. Warriors of the Sultan of Wandala, Mora, Cameroon Photo: Alfred Weidinger/ Flickr

Warriors of the Sultan of Wandala, Mora, Cameroon Photo: Alfred Weidinger/ Flickr

Warrior of the Sultan of Wandala, Mora, Cameroon. Photo: Alfred Weidinger/ Flickr
Warrior of the Sultan of Wandala, Mora, Cameroon. Photo: Alfred Weidinger/ Flickr
Warrior of the Sultan of Wandala, Mora, Cameroon. Photo: Alfred Weidinger/ Flickr
Warrior of the Sultan of Wandala, Mora, Cameroon. Photo: Alfred Weidinger/ Flickr
Nji Monluh Seidou Pokam de Bangangte, West Province, Cameroon. Photo: Alfred Weidinger/Flickr
Nji Monluh Seidou Pokam de Bangangte, West Province, Cameroon. Photo: Alfred Weidinger/Flickr
Nji Monluh. Photo: Alfred Weidinger/ Flickr
Nji Monluh. Photo: Alfred Weidinger/ Flickr
Mozogo Daouka, Lamido of Oudjilla, Cameroon. Photo: Alfred Weidinger/ Flickr
Mozogo Daouka, Lamido of Oudjilla, Cameroon. Photo: Alfred Weidinger/ Flickr
Fon Mike II. Patrick de Guneku, West Province, Cameroon. Photo: Alfred Weidinger/ Flickr
Fon Mike II. Patrick de Guneku, West Province, Cameroon. Photo: Alfred Weidinger/ Flickr
Fon Ndofoa Zofoa III. of Babungo, Northwest Province, Cameroon. Photo: Alfred Weidinger/Flickr
Fon Ndofoa Zofoa III. of Babungo, Northwest Province, Cameroon. Photo: Alfred Weidinger/Flickr
King's Palace Chefferie de Bana West Province of Cameroon. Photo: Alfred Weidinger/ Flickr
King’s Palace Chefferie de Bana West Province of Cameroon. Photo: Alfred Weidinger/ Flickr
Notable of the Fo de Bamendjou, West province, Cameroon. Photo: Alfred Weidinger/ Flickr
Notable of the Fo de Bamendjou, West province, Cameroon. Photo: Alfred Weidinger/ Flickr
Mozogo Daouka, Lamido of Oudjilla , Cameroon. Photo: Alfred Weidinger/ Flickr
Mozogo Daouka, Lamido of Oudjilla , Cameroon. Photo: Alfred Weidinger/ Flickr
Fon Abumbi II.of Bafut, Northwest Province, Cameroon. Photo: Alfred Weidinger/Flickr
Fon Abumbi II.of Bafut, Northwest Province, Cameroon. Photo: Alfred Weidinger/Flickr
Sitting in front of the sacred house. Fon Abumbi II. de Bafut, Northwest Province , Cameroon. Photo: Alfred Weidinger/ Flickr
Sitting in front of the sacred house. Fon Abumbi II. de Bafut, Northwest Province , Cameroon. Photo: Alfred Weidinger/ Flickr
Fo Sokoudjou de Bamendjou, West Province, Cameroon Photo: Alfred Weidinger/Flickr
Fo Sokoudjou de Bamendjou, West Province, Cameroon Photo: Alfred Weidinger/Flickr
Fo Sokoudjou de Bamendjou and some of his children, West province, Cameroon Photo: Alfred Weidinger/Flickr
Fo Sokoudjou de Bamendjou and some of his children, West province, Cameroon Photo: Alfred Weidinger/Flickr
Fo Njitack Ngompe Pele de Bafoussam, West Province, Cameroon. Photo: Alfred Weidinger/Flickr
Fo Njitack Ngompe Pele de Bafoussam, West Province, Cameroon. Photo: Alfred Weidinger/Flickr
Fo Djomo Kamga de Bandjoun, West Province Cameroon. Photo: Alfred Weidinger/Flickr
Fo Djomo Kamga de Bandjoun, West Province Cameroon. Photo: Alfred Weidinger/Flickr
Fo Angwafo III. of Mankon, Northwest Province of Cameroon. Photo: Alfred Weidinger
Fo Angwafo III. of Mankon, Northwest Province of Cameroon. Photo: Alfred Weidinger/ Flickr
Fo Angwafo III. of Mankon, Northwest Province Cameroon. Photo: Alfred Weidinger/ Flickr
Fo Angwafo III. of Mankon, Northwest Province Cameroon. Photo: Alfred Weidinger/ Flickr
Boukar Alhadji Yerima Brahim, Sultan of Wandala, Mora, Cameroon. Photo: Alfred Weidinger/ Flickr
Boukar Alhadji Yerima Brahim, Sultan of Wandala, Mora, Cameroon. Photo: Alfred Weidinger/ Flickr
Boukar Alhadji Yerima Brahim, Sultan of Wandal, Mora, Cameroon. Photo: Alfred Weidinger
Boukar Alhadji Yerima Brahim, Sultan of Wandal, Mora, Cameroon. Photo: Alfred Weidinger
Bissagou Mamadou, Lamido of Mokong, and Notables, Cameroon. Photo: Alfred Weidinger/Flickr
Bissagou Mamadou, Lamido of Mokong, and Notables, Cameroon. Photo: Alfred Weidinger/Flickr
Bakary Yerima Bouba Alioum, Lamido of Maroua, Cameroon. Photo: Alfred Weidinger/ Flickr
Bakary Yerima Bouba Alioum, Lamido of Maroua, Cameroon. Photo: Alfred Weidinger/ Flickr

Photo Credits: Alfred Weidinger

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