Definition of Fulani in English:


Syllabification: Fu·la·ni
Pronunciation: /fo͞oˈlänē

noun (plural same)

  • 1A member of a people living in a region of West Africa from Senegal to northern Nigeria and Cameroon. They are traditionally nomadic cattle herders of Muslim faith.
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    • The dry, open grasslands of the savanna make cereal farming and herding a way of life for the Hausa and the Fulani.
    • The social structure of the pastoral Fulani is egalitarian, in marked contrast to that of other Muslim groups, such as the Hausa, and to most sedentary Fulani.
    • There, in 1898, he raised the West African Frontier Force, which prevented French and German expansion in the area, and defeated the Fulani.
  • 2 another term for Fula.
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    • Oh it's beautiful Lots of singers, mainly sing in the Wolof language But Balanta, Balanta is from the people of tribes who sing in the Fulani language.
    • The major languages are English (official language), Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo, and Fulani.


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  • Relating to the Fulani or their language.
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    • Today, some estimate as many as 18 million Fulani people stretch across the countries of West Africa.
    • Today, traditional Fulani culture is disappearing and leaving the Fulani in many places marginalised.
    • They began migrating across Africa and gave birth to children who founded the various Fulani groups.


the name in Hausa.

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