Fulbe-Gey in Cameroon

The Fulbe-Gey have only been reported in Cameroon
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Introduction / History

The Fulani are comprised of a number of distinct sub-groups who live across a huge swath of central and western Africa, from Senegal in the west and to Sudan in the east. They are bounded in the north by the Sahara Desert and live no further south than Cameroon and the Central African Republic. They 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. The Fulbe Gey are one of the smaller subgroups and they speak the Adamawa language. Historically, the Fulani are a nomadic people who traveled from one region to another, seeking water for their cattle herds. After migrating from North Africa or the Middle East, they gradually spread eastward (over a 1000-year period from A. D. 900 to 1900), from Senegal and Guinea to as far as Sudan. During their wanderings, they conquered many less powerful tribes.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Many Fulani completely or partially abandoned their traditional nomadic life in favor of a sedentary existence in towns or on farms among the conquered peoples. In today's world, these settled Fulani are in the majority. The Fulbe Gey include both settled and semi-nomadic people. The semi-nomadic Fulbe Gey revolve their lives around these seasons, and around a strict division of labor based on gender. During the wet season, the cattle, sheep, and goats remain at a permanent settlement where they are herded by the men and boys, but usually milked and cared for by the women and girls. The men plant, care for and harvest the crops which mostly consist of millet, rice, and peanuts. They also build fences to keep livestock from wandering. Meanwhile, the women spend four to five hours each afternoon preparing the evening meal, but only after fetching water, wood and millet. Besides this arduous task, females must maintain huts, weave mats, spin cotton, make soap, and care for young children. During the dry season, the Fulbe Gey practice the nomadic part of their existence. Rather than risking the exhaustion of the village water supply, the young men leave the older men, the women, and the children in the village and take the cattle on a search for alternative water supplies until the rainy season approaches. These nomadic bands camp in portable shelters of poles or branches covered with straw, leaves or mats. The Fulbe Gey are noted for their storytelling and proverbs which attempt to teach valuable lessons about life. If someone wanted to take the gospel to them, it would be helpful if they started with Proverbs and stories of Abraham (a herder) and Jesus.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Almost every one within the Gey sub-group is Muslim. There is a Bible translation, audio scripture teaching, and a JESUS Film in their language, Adamawa Fulfulde. But they pay no attention to this information because Islam is their way of life, and any deviation is attacked by the community.


What Are Their Needs?

The Fulbe Gey need good pastures for their livestock. Rain is essential. Those who are settled farmers need rain for their crops.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Fulbe-Gey in Cameroon.

Pray for the Lord to bless the Fulbe Gey with abundant rain for their cattle and crops as a testimony of his goodness, mercy and sovereignty. Pray for the Lord to raise up anointed workers who can tell the Fulbe Gey stories of Abraham and Jesus. Pray for a movement to Christ among the Fulbe Gey people. Pray for spiritual openness to the ways of Jesus Christ.


Profile Source:   JoshuaProject  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-02-23
Global Prayer Digest: 2018-02-26
People Name General Fulbe-Gey
People Name in Country Fulbe-Gey
Population this Country 4,200
Population all Countries 4,200
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Gueve
People ID 11875
ROP3 Code 103311
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 Widespead in Adamawa, Far North, and North regions.   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 Widespead in Adamawa, Far North, and North regions..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Fulfulde, Adamawa (4,200 speakers)
Language Code fub   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Fulfulde, Adamawa (4,200 speakers)
Language Code fub   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Fulfulde, Adamawa

Primary Language:  Fulfulde, Adamawa

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1919-1966)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1963-1964)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1983-2018)
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 (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Adamawa (FCBH)
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Fulfulde, Adamawa
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file from FCBH
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Fulfulde Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Fulfulde Bible & DC
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.10 %)
0.20 %
Ethnic Religions
4.80 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
95.00 %
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
100.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source JoshuaProject  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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