Fulbe


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a member of a pastoral and nomadic people of western Africa

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of countries where Percentage they are spoken (X/12) (%) Hausa 6 50 Fulbe, Fulfulde (Pulaar) 6 50 Bambara, Gurmancema, 3 25 Senoufo, Dagara, 2 17 Ewe Yoruba 2 17
The Fulbe families I worked with sent their children to Qur'anic school to learn to recite, read, and write the Qur'an, the sacred text of Islam believed to have been revealed by God to the Prophet Mohammed.
A pastoral Fulbe woman is evaluated primarily by her obedience and subservience to her husband, which is subsumed under the concept of dewal which means service, derived from rew which means to follow or serve.
Her study also reaches well beyond the Fulbe, Hausa and Dagbamba with the inclusion of a comprehensive discography and videography of one-stringed fiddle traditions across West Africa, organized into four regions (Central Sudan, Eastern Forest Region of West Africa, Voltaic, Western Sudan) and a total of twenty-three ethnic groups.
The other 50 percent speak regional dialects (Beigo, Daju, Fongoro, Fulbe, Fur, Kujarge, Masalit, Tama, Zaghawa), but at the same time use Arabic as a second language.
The Rise of Islamism Among the Sedentary Fulbe of Northern Cameroon: Implications for Contextual Theological Responses.
In Guinea-Bissau, the major ethno-linguistic groups are the Balante, Fulbe, Manjack, Manding and Papel.
Although the lighter skinned Moors have always held the political and social power in the country, more than half of Mauritania's population belongs to black ethnic groups; the Toucouleur, Fulbe, Soninke and Wolof.
Beyond the continent, Pulaar has travelled far on waves of migrations with strong Fulbe (Fulani, Fula, Peul, Haal-pulaar-en, Fallata) communities in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia, with tens of millions of Pulaar speakers around the world, and the number keeps growing.
The Wolof, the Fulbe, and the Serer, Senegambian captives, made up about 13 percent.
Herman Vulsteke further submits that Gnawa lyrics contain "Songhai, Sokole, Hausa and Fulbe languages" (cited in Goodman, 40).
Ethnic groups include the Yoruba in the southeast (migrated from Nigeria in the 12th century); the Dendi in the north-central area (they came from Mali in the 16th century); the Bariba and the Fulbe (Peul) in the northeast; the Betammaribe and the Somba in the Atacora Range; the Fon in the area around Abomey in the South Central and the Mina, Xueda, and Aja (who came from Togo) on the coast.
Bisa); colonisation between the 15th and 17th centuries, which is that of the Moose, Gulmanceba, Fulbe, Yarse, Marka, Zara; and colonisation at the end of the 17th century, which is that of the Lobi, Dagara, Hausa, Dyula.
Like the Muslims of the Swahili Rim, those of West Africa cultivated classical Arabic but drew confidently upon the rich treasury of regional tongues like Mandingo, Fulbe, and Hausa, transforming them into powerful socio-cultural mediums.