Fulani people

ethnic group in the Sahel from Senegal, east to Cameroon

Fulani people are ethnic groups in West Africa. They are mostly cattle herders and traders. Their native language is called Fulfulde.[1]

Fulani, Fula
Fulɓe
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Fulani Man
Total population
c. 34.4 million – 41.2 million
Regions with significant populations
West Africa, North Africa and Central Africa
 Nigeria13,167,832 (6%)
 Guinea4,301,217 (33.4%)
 Senegal4,928,835 (27.5%)
 Cameroon3,900,000 (13.9%) Includes over 1 million Mbororo'en
 Mali1,867,829 (13.3%)
 Burkina Faso1,796,143 (8.4%)
 Niger1,534,375 (6.5%)
 Mauritania900,000 (20.9%)
 Benin860,752 (8.6%)
 Guinea-Bissau563,213 (28.5%)
 Gambia420,206 (24.1%)
 Chad313,454 (1.8%)
 Sudan300,000 (0.7%)
 Sierra Leone266,581 (3.8%)
 CAR250,000 (5%)
 Ghana4,600 (0.02%)
 South Sudan4,000 (0.02%)
 Ivory Coast3,800 (0.02%)
Languages
FulaFrenchEnglishArabicHausa
Religion
Islam
Related ethnic groups
Wolof, Serer, Hausa

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Nomads who Cultivate Beauty". Google Books. Retrieved 2018-04-01.