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 (fo͞o′lä′nē, fo͞o-lä′-) also Fu·la (fo͞o′lə)
n. pl. Fulani or Fu·la·nis also Fula or Fu·las
1. A member of a pastoral, largely Muslim people inhabiting parts of West Africa from northern Nigeria to Mali and the Atlantic coast.
2. The Atlantic language of this people, widely used as a lingua franca in West Africa.


(fuːˈlɑːnɪ; ˈfuːlənɪ)
npl -nis or -nipl -nis or -ni
1. (Languages) 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. (Peoples) another name for Fula1
3. (Breeds) a humped breed of cattle from W Africa
4. (Peoples) of or relating to the Fula or their language
5. (Languages) of or relating to the Fula or their language


(ˈfu lɑ ni, fʊˈlɑ-)

n., pl. -nis, (esp. collectively) -ni.
1. a member of a traditionally pastoral African people living in communities between the Sahara and the forest zone from Senegal and Mauritania E to Cameroon and Chad.
2. the West Atlantic language of the Fulani.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Fulani - a member of a pastoral and nomadic people of western AfricaFulani - a member of a pastoral and nomadic people of western Africa; they are traditionally cattle herders of Muslim faith
African - a native or inhabitant of Africa
2.Fulani - a family of languages of the Fulani of West Africa and used as a lingua franca in the sub-Saharan regions from Senegal to Chad; the best known of the West African languages
West African - a group of languages spoken in the extreme western part of West Africa
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Llech March, Stabl y Fulas, Crochana, Twll Chwythu, Cerrig Morwyni i enwi dim ond rhai.
It stretches toward the central part of Guinea Bissau, which relativises the ethnic homogeneity of the community formed by the Fula people, called the Fulas of Gabu (Borshik 2008).
9) Como parte de la identificacion de la variabilidad etnica al interior del colectivo de migrantes senegaleses, la modalidad a la cual se hace referencia no ha aparecido en las entrevistas realizadas con personas pertenecientes a las etnias mandingas y saraholes (Maresme) y fulas (provincia de Girona).