Guineo Camerunian

Group: Congolid


West African type, the shorter-skulled counterpart of Guinesids. May constitute the transition to Congolesids. Common in forest regions of Côte d'Ivoire, Benin, Liberia, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, and Western Cameroon. Sporadically in Senegal, the Upper Volta region, and Congo Basin. Frequent in Gagu, Anyi, Ashanti, Southern Igbo, Cameroonians (e.g. Bakaka, Nen), and many related people.

Physical Traits:

Usually dark, sometimes medium brown skin. Kinky hair. Medium height to rather tall, mesoskelic, endomorph to mesomorph. Mesocephalic, orthocranic, round-headed. Nose (hyper-)platyrrhine, depressed and short. Lips are thick. Wide face, round in females, round-angular in men, individuals sometimes appear "baby faced". Prognathous with a weak chin.


Named and defined as Guinéo-Camerounais by Pales and St-Péreuse (1953) , who compared metrics of hundreds of West African ethnicities. This was adopted by several later authors (Leschi, 1958; Chabeuf, 1958). Also addressed by Grottanelli (1967). In many systems intermediate between Congolesid and Guinesid.

Similar types:

Casamance Sudano Guinesid
Guinesid West Congolesid
West Bambutid Congolesid
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