Banner o Cameroon
The naitional banner o Cameroon wis adoptit in its present form on 20 Mey 1975 efter Cameroon became a unitary state. It is a vertical tricolor o green, red an yellae, defaced wi a five-pointit star in its center. There is a wide variation in the size o the central starn, although it is aaways contained athin the inside stripe.
The color scheme uises the traditional Pan-African colors (Cameroon becomin the seicont state tae dae so), an the tricolor design is adoptit frae the banner o Fraunce. The center stripe is thought tae staund for unity: red is the colour o unity, an the starn is referred tae as "the starn o unity". The yellae staunds for the sun, an an' a' the savannas in the northren pairt o the kintra, while the green is for the forests in the soothren pairt o Cameroon.
The previous banner o Cameroon (1961-1975) haed a similar color scheme, but wi twa gowd (daurker than the third stripe bi comparison) starns in the upper hauf o the green. It wis adoptit follaein Breetish Sooth Cameroon's joinin o the State o Cameroon.
The oreeginal banner, first made law bi Law 46 o 26 October 1957, wis the simple tricolor. It wis confirmed on 21 Februar 1960 in the new constitution.
- The International Flag Book in Color, Christian Fogd Pedersen, (1971)