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Fulani, Nigerian in Central African Republic

Fulani, Nigerian

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
59,000 Fulfulde, Nigerian Islam 0.05 % 0.02 %   

Fulani, Nigerian in Central African Republic

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Introduction / History
The Fulani became zealous Muslims in the 11th century, and from 1750 to 1900 they engaged in many holy wars in the name of Islam. Although traditionally most Fulani have been cattle herders, through the centuries many settled down and turned to politics. The Fulani held much of northern Nigeria in subjection until defeated by the British in the early 1900s.

Where are they located?
Nigerian Fulani live mostly in Nigeria, but some also live in either Cameroon or the Central African Republic (CAR). The larger Fulani network of people groups extends into many areas of West Africa.

What are their lives like?
These semi-nomadic people fiercely reject anything they perceive as contrary to their lifestyle, i.e., roaming with their cattle herds. This includes permanent homes and education; they are mostly pre-literate. They are widely regarded as troublesome by large cattle ranchers. Nomadic Fulanis have been known to steal and loot, which makes the ranchers all the more suspicious. In some circumstances Nigerian Fulanis are being forced from their historic grazing land without compensation.

Nigerian Fulanis lack education and health care. Most girls marry young, and their parents arrange their marriage. Polygamy is common in their communities. Within the families are households that eat at least one meal a day together. The homestead is the domestic unit, consisting of a man, his wife or wives, unmarried children, and dependent parents. Each household represents a cattle-owning entity, headed by the eldest, most able-bodied member of the family.

What are their beliefs?
Although Nigerian Fulani are over 99 percent Muslim, their form of Islam is tainted with traditional religion or animism. Many of the politically oriented Muslim Fulani have justified their conquests on religious grounds.

What are their needs?
Since their literacy rate is low, especially for those who live in rural areas, radio and other audio resources are the best medium for telling stories, which are always welcome in African cultures. Bible portions (printed audio and online), gospel recordings, the JESUS Film, and various other resources are available in their language. Medical services are a serious need, especially among the nomadic Fulani.

Prayer Points
* Pray for the few Nigerian Fulani believers to exhibit love, unity, and sensitivity to the Holy Spirit.
* Pray that the entire people group will see their need for the one who died to save them.
* Pray that the Nigerian Fulani will be able to care adequately for their families, and resources will soon be available to them as they adjust to the rapidly changing conditions of the 21st century.
* Pray for believers to establish medical care for them in the name of Jesus.


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Country: Central African Republic
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
Persecution Rank:25 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: No
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People Name in Country: Fulani, Nigerian
People Name General: Fulani, Nigerian
Alternate People Names:
FelatasFulbe, Nigerian
Igboro FulaniKano
Sokoto FulaniTown Fulani
Western FulaniWoodabe
ROP3 Code: 101622
Joshua Project People ID: 10949
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 59,000
Population all Countries: 16,223,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Fulani / Fulbe
People Name General: Fulani, Nigerian
Ethnic Code: NAB56c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Fulfulde, Nigerian (59,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): fuv    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Religion Sub-division:Sunni
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.05 %(Evangelical: 0.02 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam99.95 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent25.00 %
Protestant60.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian5.00 %
Roman Catholic10.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Yes
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Caka (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Fulfulde, Nigerian
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Fulfulde, Nigerian
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralResources in Fulfulde, Nigerian
Text / Printed MatterBible: Fulfulde Nigeria New Testament
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Fulani, Nigerian in Central African Republic

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People Cluster
    Fulani / Fulbe     Africa, West and Central    
      Fulani, Nigerian Central African Republic    
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            Fulani, Nigerian in Central African Republic          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Fulfulde, Nigerian  
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