[ foo-lah-nee, foo-lah- ]

noun,plural Fu·la·nis, (especially collectively) Fu·la·ni for 1.
  1. Also Fulah [foo-lah] /ˈfu lɑ/ . a member of a pastoral and nomadic people of mixed African and Mediterranean ancestry, scattered through western Africa from Senegal to Cameroon.

  2. the language of the Fulani, a Niger-Congo language closely related to Wolof.

  • Also Ful [fool], /fʊl/, Fula [foo-luh, fool-uh], /ˈfu lə, ˈfʊl ə/, (French) Peul [pool, French pœl] /pul, French pœl/ .

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British Dictionary definitions for Fulani


/ (fuːˈlɑːnɪ, ˈfuːlənɪ) /

  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)

  1. plural -nis or -ni a humped breed of cattle from W Africa

  1. of or relating to the Fula or their language

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