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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.
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(ˈfuːlə) or


npl -la, -las, -lah or -lahs
1. (Peoples) a member of a pastoral nomadic people of W and central Africa, living chiefly in the sub-Sahara region from Senegal to N Cameroon: a racial mixture of light-skinned Berber peoples of the North and darker-skinned W Africans
2. (Languages) the language of this people; Fulani
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(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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Fula - a member of a pastoral and nomadic people of western AfricaFula - 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.Fula - 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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and his son Inocencio Jr., both of Fula village in Buguey, Cagayan.
He revealed that the country has huge potential in terms of energy and electricity once developed as it's in the process of searching for investors to help revive its ambitious project of developing five major hydropower projects that include the Fula Rapids 42 MW, Grand Fula 890 MW, Shukolli 230 MW, Lakki 410 MW and Bedden 570 MW.
You will recall that Fulani herdsmen had earlier been declared as one of the deadliest terrorist groups in the world by the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) which, in a survey, had said that the herdsmen, mainly of the Fula ethnic group, were terrorist organizations.
Alusine Jalloh, Muslim Fula Business Elites and Politics in Sierra Leone.
'As you are probably aware, the Liberia Chamber of Commerce, which has alerted the public to this New Cargo Tracking Regime is composed of Liberia Business Association, Fula Business Association, World Lebanese Cultural Union, Indian Association, Bankers Association, Custom Brokers Association and many other organizations involved in the commerce of Liberia,' Sherman reminded his colleagues in the senate.
The Library of Congress' statement Tuesday called the autobiography "a historically unique and important primary source for those trying to understand the connections between the Muslim communities in Western Africa and the slaves who continued to practice Islamic faith after being captured during the Atlantic slave trade." According to his autobiography and the Library's records, Ibn Said was a wealthy, highly-educated member of the Fula ethnic group who was eventually sold into slavery.
'After all, did One-Touche commit any act of treason on Infant I-Know's family land?' 'Was it gutter-to-gutter's money he was receiving from those awam and fake businessmen?' 'Why, or is One-Touche going after the same fula seller Infant I-Know is chasing?' 'Are daughters of Eve falling for Alhaji One-Touche and not looking towards Infant I-Know's GPS location?' 'We all know One-Touche is handsome, and ladies always easily trip over and fall for him, but is that his making or his fault?' 'Djanie Infant I-Know knows he is not fine, his sakora head is like the back of a crooked palm wine calabash, and his narrow face is like his something, but what has One-Touche got to do in this?'
ANTHROPOLOGY: The Fulani (also called Fula, Fulbe, Peul, Hilani, or Wolof) live, for the most part, in West and Central Africa.
Social identities are very fluid across the subregion, and it is not uncommon to find cases where a Sierra Leonean has a house in Freetown and Conakry, speaks both Krio and Fula or Susu fluently, and can pass as a Guinean or a Sierra Leonean.
The writing of Arthur Fula: Modernity, language, place and religion
The press conference follows the aborting of the marriage ceremony at the Fula Mosque in Grassfield, Lumley in the West of Freetownon Thursday, August 9 by staff of the Board and the Police.