Fulbe in United States


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Introduction / History

The Fulbe people are from the West African nations of Mali, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Senegal. They are part of the much larger Fulani peoples who are among the largest and most powerful in West Africa.


Where Are they Located?

Starting around 2000, there has been an increase in the number of African migrants to the United States. They are most likely to live in Texas, New York, California, Maryland, New Jersey, Massachusetts or Virginia.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The policy of the United States gives preference to immigrants with money, education, and certain needed skills. That goes for West Africans like the Fulbe people.

As a general rule, when West Africans migrate to the US, they form their own ethnic specific neighborhoods. That way they only deal with people from their own language and culture. When their population is big enough, they form their own ethnic group specific mosque.


Although Fula Jalon villages are scattered, each village has a central court and a mosque.
What Are Their Beliefs?

The Fulbe are almost completely Muslim, faithfully believing the teachings of Islam. They believe that Allah is the only god and that Mohammed is his prophet. Most likely they also believe in the spirit world and in ancestral spirits. Those who live in the West are likely to become either more faithful to Muslim teachings (as opposed to animistic beliefs), or become more secularized.


What Are Their Needs?

The Fulbe, be they in West Africa or the US, need the opportunity to allow Jesus Christ to transform their lives. They have a much better chance of that happening in the US if believers reach out to them.


Prayer Points

* Ask God to raise up prayer teams who will begin breaking up the soil through worship and intercession.
* Ask the Lord of the harvest to send full-time missionaries to share the gospel with Muslim African peoples in the US.
* Pray that God will give the small number of Fulbe believers boldness to share Christ with their own people.
* Ask the Lord to bring forth a triumphant Fulbe church for the glory of His name!
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to birth a cascading discipleship movement among the Fulbe people for God's glory.


Scripture Prayers for the Fulbe in United States.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/11769/SG
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/02/14/african-immigrant-population-in-u-s-steadily-climbs/


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Fulbe
People Name in Country Fulbe
Pronunciation FOOL-bay
Alternate Names Fulbe Futa Jalon; Futa Dyalon; Futa Fula; Futa Jallon; Futa Jalon Fulani; Fuuta Jalon; Kebu Fula; Peul
Population this Country 15,000
Population all Countries 5,505,000
Total Countries 9
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 11769
ROP3 Code 103072
ROP25 Code 302450
ROP25 Name Fulani (Fula, Fulbe)
Country United States
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country New York (Bronx)   Source:  Global Gates 2021
Country United States
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country New York (Bronx).   Source:  Global Gates 2021

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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.20 %)
0.50 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.50 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Pular (15,000 speakers)
Language Code fuf   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Pular (15,000 speakers)
Language Code fuf   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Pular
Photo Source Ferdinand Reus - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Profile Source Keith Carey 
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