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Fu·la·ni

 (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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Fulani

(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
adj
4. (Peoples) of or relating to the Fula or their language
5. (Languages) of or relating to the Fula or their language
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Fu•la•ni

(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.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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He added that apart from transforming the life of Fulanis, the project is tied to broader issues of Security, ensuring harmonious coexistence and solidarity among people of the State especially farmers and herders.
The Dogans accuse Fulanis of having ties with local jihadist groups, while Fulanis claim that Mali's army provides arms to Dogans to attack them.
Sunday's attack took place in the Sangha district, where Fulanis from the neighbouring Bankass district descended on a Dogon village after dark, Bankass mayor Moulaye Guindo told Reuters on Monday.
The Fulanis herdsmen, sensing danger, quickly called some group of young well-built men, popularly known as macho men, from Koforidua to protect them.
After one at- tack in the new year blamed on the Fulanis, at least 73 people who were killed in two locali- ties were laid to rest in a mass burial in Makurdi, the capital of Benue.
After one attack in the new year blamed on the Fulanis, at least 73 people who were killed in two localities were laid to rest in a mass burial in Makurdi, the capital of Benue.
Printing of counterfeits Liberian Dollars and dumping them on the market to extract the US Dollars through high exchange rates against the Liberian Dollars appear to be enriching some Nigerians and Fulanis here overnight while damaging the economy.The exchange rate is now at US$1.00 to LRD$160.00, which impacts prices of goods and increases the economic hardship here mainly against the poor.
The district is inhabited by many tribes; Bimobas, Kusasis, and other minority tribes such as Busangas, Mamprusis and Fulanis. At the time of the study there were 24 functional health facilities zoned under 6 sub-districts managed by the district health administration.