n. pl.1.(Ethnol.) A peculiar African race of uncertain origin, but distinct from the negro tribes, inhabiting an extensive region of Western Soudan. Their color is brown or yellowish bronze. They are Mohammedans. Called also Fellatahs, Foulahs, and Fellani. Fulah and Fulani are also used adjectively; as, Fulah or Fulani empire, tribes, language.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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For instance, the map quotes "Marghi (claimed both by Bornu and Adamaua)", "Loggene (tributary to Bornu)", Daura across the border with Katsina ("Katshna") "consisting of about 1000 towns & villages, 400 of which belong to the Fulahs and 600 to Bornu".
The experience with African Muslim slaves such as the Males, Nagos, Fulahs and others was not satisfactory for the slave masters, perhaps because of the slaves' religious faith and also because they were cultured and proud, and did not easily accept their lack of freedom.