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Fulani

[foo-lah-nee, foo-lah-]
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noun, plural Fu·la·nis, (especially collectively) Fu·la·ni for 1.
  1. Also Fulah. a member of a pastoral and nomadic people of mixed African and Mediterranean ancestry, scattered through W Africa from Senegal to Cameroon.
  2. the language of the Fulani, a Niger-Congo language closely related to Wolof.
Also Ful, Fula, Peul.
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  • The Fulani, however, still continue to bring us milk, and butter for cooking.

  • I fear, however, these are exceptional cases and that the ordinary life of the women of the ruling Fulani class is a hard one.

    Our Moslem Sisters

    Annie Van Sommer

  • The Fulani rulers, following the Eastern fashion, have large harems and keep their women very secluded.

    Our Moslem Sisters

    Annie Van Sommer


British Dictionary definitions for fulani

Fulani

noun
  1. the language of the Fula, belonging to the West Atlantic branch of the Niger-Congo family, widely used as a trade pidgin in W Africa
  2. plural -nis or -ni another name for Fula (def. 1)
  3. plural -nis or -ni a humped breed of cattle from W Africa
adjective
  1. of or relating to the Fula or their language
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