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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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(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
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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.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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References in periodicals archive ?
Isto nao tem nada de espantoso quando se pensa que a maior parte das criancas africanas, vivendo geralmente em ambientes onde coabitavam diversas comunidades etnicas (em Bandiagara havia fulas, bambaras, dogons, haucas ...), ja eram mais ou menos poliglotas e habituadas a absorver uma nova lingua com tanta facilidade quanto uma esponja se embebe de liquido.
Llech March, Stabl y Fulas, Crochana, Twll Chwythu, Cerrig Morwyni i enwi dim ond rhai.
Among the Senegalese Fulas of the Fouladou or High Casamance, a commonplace phrase is the following: "They [the northerners] are taking away our resources".