Nigerian Fulani in Cameroon


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Introduction / History

Some believe that the Fulani emigrated from the Middle East or northern Africa years ago in search of new grazing land for their cattle. Today, the Fulani occupy many parts of central and western Africa. They are grouped according to location, occupation and dialect. Some of the Fulani travel with their herds, others are settled, and some mix herding with farming. Since all Fulani speak a Fulfulde dialect, this suggests that they adopted the language of the people they once conquered and continue to dominate, the Hausa of northern Nigeria. The Nigerian Fulani speak Nigerian Fulfulde. The Fulani are grouped and named according to their location, occupation and dialect of their widely spoken language. Accordingly, there are five major groups of Fulani: the Fula Toro, Fulakunda, Fulfulde, Fuuta Jalon, and Tukolor. One of the subgroups is the Nigerian Fulani. As expected, most live in Nigeria, but they are also represented in Chad, Central African Republic and Cameroon.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The semi-nomadic Nigerian Fulani people fiercely reject anything they perceive as contrary to their lifestyle, i. E. , roaming with their cattle herds. This includes permanent homes and education; they are mostly pre-literate. They are widely regarded as troublesome by large cattle ranchers and farmers who resent having "visitations" by the cattle from nomadic people, and sometimes violent encounters. Nomadic Fulanis have been known to steal and loot, which makes the ranchers all the more suspicious. In some circumstances Nigerian Fulanis are being forced from their historic grazing land without compensation. As water becomes increasingly scarce in this part of the world, the conflicts are becoming more intense. Nigerian Fulanis lack education and health care. Most girls marry young, and their parents arrange their marriage. Polygamy is common in their communities. Within the families are households that eat at least one meal a day together. The homestead is the domestic unit, consisting of a man, his wife or wives, unmarried children, and dependent parents. Each household represents a cattle-owning entity, headed by the eldest, most able-bodied member of the family.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Fulani peoples were among the first sub-Saharan Africans to embrace Islam. Although Nigerian Fulani are over 99 percent Muslim, their form of Islam is tainted with traditional religion or animism. Many of the politically oriented Muslim Fulani have justified their conquests on religious grounds.


What Are Their Needs?

People who live in a dry area with their cattle are always vulnerable to the whims of nature. Since their literacy rate is low, especially for those who live in rural areas, radio and other audio resources are an excellent medium for telling stories, which are always welcome in African cultures. Bible portions (printed audio and online), gospel recordings, the JESUS Film, and various other resources are available in their language. Medical services are a serious need.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Fulani, Nigerian in Cameroon.

Pray for the Lord to provide the Nigerian Fulani with abundant rain for their cattle as a testimony of his love and power. Pray for Nigerian Fulani elders to have dreams and visions that will point them to the only savior. Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers to the Nigerian Fulani people in Cameroon. Pray for a movement to Christ among the Nigerian Fulani.


Profile Source:   JoshuaProject  

Additional Info
Fulani profile for Children and Family Missions Activities
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-02-04
People Name General Fulani, Nigerian
People Name in Country Fulani, Nigerian
Natural Name Nigerian Fulani
Pronunciation foo-LAH-nee
Population this Country 111,000
Population all Countries 17,065,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Bororo; Bororro; Felatas; Fulbe, Nigerian; Igboro Fulani; Kano; Katsina-Bororo; Mbororo; Mbororro; Peul; Sokoto Fulani; Town Fulani; Western Fulani; Woodabe
People ID 10949
ROP3 Code 101622
Country Cameroon
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 42  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Widespread by clans in Adamawa, North West, and Far North regions; Fulfulde-Jaafun and Fulfulde-Aku varieties are in the North West region.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Cameroon
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 42  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Widespread by clans in Adamawa, North West, and Far North regions; Fulfulde-Jaafun and Fulfulde-Aku varieties are in the North West region..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Fulfulde, Nigerian
Language Code fuv   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Kano-katsina
Dialect Code 9927   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Fulfulde, Nigerian
Language Code fuv   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Kano-katsina
Dialect Code 9927   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Fulfulde, Nigerian

Primary Language:  Fulfulde, Nigerian

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1998-2013)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Caka (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Fulfulde, Nigerian
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Fulfulde, Nigerian
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
General Got Questions Ministry
General Resources in Fulfulde, Nigerian
General Videos, recordings, print resources
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file from FCBH
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Fulfulde Nigeria New Testament
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible Text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Islam
Religion Subdivision: Sunni
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.04 %)
0.05 %
Ethnic Religions
0.95 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
90.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
Photo Source Rosemary Lodge - Flickr  Creative Commons  Used with permission
Map Source Bethany World Prayer Center  
Profile Source JoshuaProject  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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