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Adamawa Plateau

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also spelled  Adamaoua Plateau,   volcanic upland in west-central Africa. Though chiefly in north-central Cameroon, part of the plateau, known as the Gotel Mountains, is in southeastern Nigeria. The plateau is the source of the Benue River. Its highest elevations are more than 8,700 feet (2,650 m) above sea level. Many craters and small lakes attest to the region's volcanic origin. Vegetation is chiefly savanna, with…


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>Adamawa Plateau
volcanic upland in west-central Africa. Though chiefly in north-central Cameroon, part of the plateau, known as the Gotel Mountains, is in southeastern Nigeria. The plateau is the source of the Benue River. Its highest elevations are more than 8,700 feet (2,650 m) above sea level. Many craters and small lakes attest to the region's volcanic origin. Vegetation is chiefly ...
>Ngaoundéré
town, north-central Cameroon, on the Adamawa Plateau. It is the northern terminus of the Trans-Cameroon Railway to Yaoundé and Douala and lies on the major north-south road from Garoua to Bertoua and Yaoundé; by these routes it exports livestock and peanuts (groundnuts) to southern Cameroon. Local development projects focus on animal husbandry. The town's industries ...
>The people
   from the Cameroon article
The country has been described as a “racial crossroads” because of its more than 200 different ethnic groups. There are three main linguistic groups: the Bantu-speaking people of the south, the Sudanic-speaking people of the north, and those who speak the Semi-Bantu languages of the west.
>Taraba
state, eastern Nigeria. It was created in 1991 from the southwestern half of former Gongola state. Taraba is bordered on the north and northeast by Bauchi and Adamawa states, on the west and southwest by Plateau and Benue states, and on the south and southeast by Cameroon.
>Flegel, Eduard Robert
German explorer in Africa who was the first European to reach the source of the Benue River.

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