fula fula

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a member of a pastoral and nomadic people of western Africa; they are traditionally cattle herders of Muslim faith
  2. (n) 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

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Usage(s):

  • Wearing a flowing pink-flowered Yoruban robe and, on his head, a red and gold fula, the tall, husky Obasanjo took the rostrum to deliver an address that was at once forceful .

News

  • Gambia to stop using "colonial relic" English: president

    Gambia will drop English as an official language soon because it is a colonial relic, President Yahya Jammeh has said, without indicating which language the tiny West African country would use in its place. Gambia's 1.9 million people speak several African languages including Mandingo, Fula and Wolof, the most widely spoken language of Senegal, its only direct neighbour. "We no longer believe ...
    on March 13, 2014     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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