The anthem of this central African French-English bilingual country was written in 1928, and was used as an unofficial anthem in 1948. Official use came in 1957, when Cameroon became an autonomous republic within France. Finally, the lyrics were changed slightly in 1978, to the current version.

Like Canada (another French-English bilingual country), the English and French lyrics are slightly different, on the right is provided the lyrics in each official language, with an English translation of the French lyrics.

Special thanks to: Ndiva Mongoh Mafany for the English lyrics and Jo Hyo-roe for the sheet music.