Who are the Fulɓe? People who refer to themselves as  Fulɓe or Haal-Pulaar'en (Pullo or Haalpulaar in singular) are known by many names (and spellings of the names) in other languages. In English, for instance, they are referred to as Fulani, a term borrowed from the Hausa people. Fula, from Manding languages, is also used in English, and... Continue Reading →


The Fulɓe people are widely distributed, across the Sahel from the Atlantic coast to the Red Sea, particularly in West Africa. The countries where they are present include Burkina Faso, Benin, Camroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leon, South Sudan, and as far... Continue Reading →


The Fulɓe call their language Pulaar or Pular in western dialects and Fulfulde in the central and eastern dialects, but the language is also known in the Western literature as Fulani, Fulah and Peul in French. Pulaar/Fulfulde is a Senegambian language spoken as a set of various dialects in a continuum that stretches across some 26 countries in West and Central Africa.... Continue Reading →

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