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Fulani

[foo-lah-nee, foo-lah-] /ˈfu lɑ ni, fʊˈlɑ-/
noun, plural Fulanis (especially collectively) Fulani 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.

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

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

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British Dictionary definitions for Fulani

Fulani

/fuːˈlɑːnɪ; ˈfuːlənɪ/
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.
(pl) -nis, -ni another name for Fula (sense 1)
3.
(pl) -nis, -ni. a humped breed of cattle from W Africa
adjective
4.
of or relating to the Fula or their language
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