Forestry and tobacco farming are important sources of income.
The East province is also home to the Baka, a tropical forest forager (pygmy) group of about thirty thousand to forty thousand living in small camps that exchange forest products with nearby farmers.
This name later was applied to the coastal area between Mount Cameroon and Rio Muni.
Cameroon has distinct regional cultural, religious, and political traditions as well as ethnic variety.
Like the Bamiléké, Grassfielders often are in opposition to the central government.
In the French-speaking area, the largely Muslim north is culturally distinct from the largely Christian and animist south.