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Fulani, Adamawa in Nigeria

Fulani, Adamawa

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,511,000 Fulfulde, Adamawa Islam 3.00 % 0.88 %   

Fulani, Adamawa in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
In the 1800s, Modibo Adama, a scholar and Muslim holy warrior, led a jihad in what is now Cameroon and Nigeria, opening the region up to Fulani colonization. He continued his campaign, eventually conquering many villages and founding his own empire, which he named Adamawa after himself. His Fulani people established Islam as the religion in the region. New converts learned classical Arabic in order to study the Qur'an. To support themselves, the people raised cattle on land that was once forested.

Where are they located?
The Fulani tribes are grouped and named according to their locations, occupations, and dialects. The Adamawa Fulani are the group of Fulani who live in Nigeria's Adamawa Province. There are also Fulani groups found in Cameroon and Chad, but these trace their origins back to the Adamawa Fulani of Nigeria.
In general the Fulani peoples are located in an almost horizontal strip across West Africa. The Sahara Desert forms their northernmost boundary, while the threat of tsetse flies control their movement to the south.

What are their lives like?
Although most of the Adamawa Fulani are shepherds, some also raise a few crops such as sorghum or corn. They trade with neighboring tribes for millet, yams, and peanuts. Milk is the main staple in their diet, and this distinguishes them from the tribes who do not milk their cattle. They also produce butter, which can be traded in the markets.

The Fulani nomads live in "wet season camps" while planting and harvesting. The pastures are lush and green, and the cattle graze freely. These camps consist of beehive-like huts made of woven twigs, leaves, and grass. During the dry seasons they camp in portable huts, moving the cattle or sheep to well-watered lands in the flood plains.

Adamawa Fulani men hunt, trade livestock, and tend to the herds. While the older men exercise the leadership of the tribes, it is the duty of the younger men to move the herds. Young boys are responsible for helping their older brothers with the herds. The women usually milk the cattle and sell butter in the markets.
Over the years, some of the Adamawa Fulani have advanced from being exclusively livestock herders to being scholarly, influential leaders in their communities. These people are likely to become political leaders in Nigeria.

What are their beliefs?
The Fulani are a proud people who teach their young children to have tribal dignity. Fulani children are required to love their mothers and respect their elders. They are also taught to strictly hold on to important values such as generosity, honesty, and modesty.

In terms of spiritual beliefs, the Fulani are almost entirely Sunni Muslim with many animistic beliefs blended in.

Prayer Points
* Pray for compassionate believers to take Christ to the Adamawa Fulani people.
* Pray for courage and safety for missionaries who venture into Adamawa Province to take the gospel of peace.
* Pray for a church planting movement among the Adamawa Fulani people.

References
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/2016/02/07
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modibo_Adama
http://www.peoplegroups.org/Explore/groupdetails.aspx?peid=42895
https://www.informationng.com/2016/07/adamawa-community-threatens-to-fight-back-over-fulani-herdsmen-attack.html

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Global Prayer Digest: 2016-02-07
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-02-27
Global Prayer Digest: 2018-02-05
Global Prayer Digest: 2018-02-22
Global Prayer Digest: 2018-02-24
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Country: Nigeria
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
Persecution Rank:12 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Taraba and Adamawa states: Yola area.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Fulani, Adamawa
People Name General: Fulbe, Fulani
Alternate People Names:
AdamawaBagirmi Fulani
FalataFellata
FulaFulba Kita
Fulfulde-FulaniGewe
GueveIgboro Fulani
Kano-KatsinaPuel
Sudanese FulaToroobe
Voila
ROP3 Code: 103079
Joshua Project People ID: 11774
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,511,000
Population all Countries: 5,080,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Fulani / Fulbe
People Name General: Fulbe, Fulani
Ethnic Code: NAB56c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Fulfulde, Adamawa (1,511,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): fub    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity3.00 %(Evangelical: 0.88 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam97.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent30.00 %
Protestant70.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(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: 1919-1966
New Testament:
1963-1964Audio
Complete Bible: 1983-2016
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Adamawa (FCBH)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Fulfulde, Adamawa
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
Text / Printed MatterBible: Fulfulde Bible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Fulfulde Bible & DC
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Fulani, Adamawa in Nigeria

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    Fulani / Fulbe     Africa, West and Central    
     
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      Fulbe, Fulani Nigeria    
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