Definition of Fulbe in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfʊlbeɪ/

plural noun

(the Fulbe)
Another term for the Fulani people.
Example sentences
  • Africa's most populous country, its history has been characterized by its ethnic and religious diversity: its 430 ethnic groups are dominated by three peoples, the Islamic Hausa, the Fulbe, the Yoruba, and the Christian Ibo.
  • Yet these features should also draw our attention, for in West Africa they are common to the institution across ethnohistorical lines and mark it among several neighboring groups: the Soninke, the Mande peoples, the Fulbe, and the Wolof.
  • Most agricultural communities do have some livestock, but the Fulbe and Tuareg of the northern regions are considered real pastoralists.
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