There are groups of Fulani as far east as the border of Ethiopia. Demography. Estimates of the number of Fulani vary. A major problem in reckoning the population is that Fulani are found in twenty nations in a wide swath of Africa—from Mauritania and Senegal to Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya.
The Fulani people, also called Fulbe (pl. Pullo) or Peul, are well known for the delicate decoration of utilitarian objects such as milk bowls that reflect their nomadic and pastoral lifestyle. The history of the Fulani in West Africa begins in the fifth century A.D.
There are generally three different types of Fulani based on settlement patterns, viz: the Nomadic/Pastoral or Mbororo, The Semi-Nomadic, and the Settled or “Town Fulani “. The pastoral Fulani move around with their cattle throughout the year.
It is spoken as a first language by the Fula people (“Fulani”, Fula: Fulɓe) from the Senegambia region and Guinea to Cameroon, Nigeria, and Sudan and by related groups such as the Toucouleur people in the Senegal River Valley.
However, it is generally recognized that Fulani descended from nomads from both North Africa and from sub-Sahara Africa. Then, they spread in all the countries in West-Africa, continuing to lead their nomadic life style. They created here and there mixed states where they sometimes were the dominant group.
Hausa – Fulani are people of mixed Hausa and Fulani origin, most of whom speak a variant of Hausa as their native language, although about 12 to 15 million speak Fula language. While some Fulani claim Semitic origins, Hausas are indigenous to West Africa.
Fulani food Haako) which is made from tomatoes, peppers, and other vegetables. Another popular meal is fermented milk with corn couscous which is referred to as ‘latchiiri’ or ‘dakkere’, it could also be taken as a fluid called ‘gari’ which is made of flour cereals. On special and specific occasions they eat meat.
Aliko Dangote, an ethnic Hausa Muslim from Kano, Kano State, was born on 10 April 1957 into a wealthy Muslim family, the son of Mohammed Dangote and Mariya Sanusi Dantata, the daughter of Sanusi Dantata.
The language of the Fulani is Fula; in Niger it has two dialects, eastern and western, the demarcation line between them running through the Boboye district. Tamashek is the language of the Tuareg, who often call themselves the Kel Tamagheq, or Tamashek speakers.
The Fulani Traditional Attire For Ladies is a colorful myriad of red, blue, and green embroidery. It is delicately woven into a palette of white fabric. This piece is known as the Mudukare garment.
Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, sg = singular ( said to one person), pl = plural ( said to more than one person). Useful phrases in Fula.
|Phrase||Fulfulde ( Fula )|
|Goodbye (Parting phrases)||Haa gonngol Haa ñannde wonnde|
|Good luck!||Yoo geno reene Yoo jam laato|