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Fulani, Pulaar in Guinea

Fulani, Pulaar

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
11,000 Pulaar Islam 0.40 % 0.08 %   

Fulani, Pulaar in Guinea

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Introduction / History
The Pulaar (or Tukulor) are thought to have descended from the Fulani and the Wolof or Sereres tribes. The name "Tukulor" is derived from the word Takrur. This term was used by Arab geographers to describe an eleventh century realm near the middle Senegal River Valley. Today, the Tukulor are known by a number of names, including Pulaar and Haal. They have retained their respective languages, and many are also bilingual in Arabic.

While the majority of Pulaar live in Senegal, another significant group lives in Guinea, where they comprise a very small percentage of the population. Most Guinea Pulaar live a rural life. They raise livestock, farm, and fish.

A steadily rising population and an unequal distribution of land have resulted in the emigration of large numbers of Pulaar (particularly youth) to the cities in search of better job opportunities.

What are their lives like?
Traditional Pulaar society is divided into four main social classes, each having twelve "castes." Their social life is a mixture of native customs and Islamic traditions. Neither Islam, the effects of colonization, nor the goals of various national leaders have been able to erase the old social divisions.

The torobe are the aristocratic class. The middle class, or rimbe, is made up of fishermen, farmers, tradesmen, and administrators. The middle class includes the craftsmen, and the lower class includes the freed slaves and the slaves. Social status rarely changes; however, slaves are freed at every third generation. The Pulaar marry within their class divisions, women usually between the ages of 16 and 18, and men between the ages of 25 and 30. Although it is uncommon, a man may have up to four wives. Families are generally large, with an average of six children per family.

Traditional rural Pulaar villages are small. They have round huts made of clay or rough bricks, with straw roofs. Villages are governed by a group of elders from the aristocratic caste. Dietary staples include rice, millet, sorghum, fish, nuts, and fruit.

Pulaar women often wear large embedded pieces of wood in the soft lobes of their ears and have two small facial slits near the outside corners of both eyes. Although female genital mutilation is becoming increasingly illegal, over half of Pulaar girls from the ages of three to nine undergo ritual genital circumcision in order to be considered "clean" and worthy of marriage.

What are their beliefs?
The Pulaar first accepted Islam in the eleventh century. Traditional Muslim beliefs such as the nature of man and his destiny after death play a significant role in the people's outlook on life. Muslim brotherhoods teach a mystical approach to Islam: the people seek closer relationships to God through rituals, prayer, and other techniques.

Islam has not brought any major changes to Pulaar attitudes toward spiritism and magic. The people use charms, amulets, and witchcraft. The Pulaar attribute supernatural powers to various Muslim clerics who practice divination, the use of supernatural powers.

What are their needs?
Decreasing income from the sale of agricultural products, encroachment by the Sahara Desert on farmland, deforestation, and increasing population are resulting in extreme financial concerns for the Pulaar. Nearly all village water sources are polluted. Malaria and other infectious diseases inflict a heavy toll each year. Although there is some literacy among the aristocracy, most of the Pulaar are illiterate.

Islam has enormous penetration into every aspect of Pulaar life. A somewhat isolated people with minimal exposure to other religious ideas, the Pulaar view the world and gain their personal identities from their rigid beliefs in the Islamic family and community. They are extremely reluctant to leave the world they know.

Prayer Points
* Ask the Lord to open the door for Christian missionaries to go to Guinea and work among the Pulaar.
* Pray that Christian broadcasts that are available in the Pulaar language will reach the people.
* Ask God to save key Pulaar leaders who will share the love of Jesus with their own people.
* Ask God to raise up prayer teams who will break up the soil through worship and intercession.
* Pray that strong local churches will be raised up among the Pulaar.

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Country: Guinea
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: Yes
Total Provinces on file:1
Location in Country:Boké region: Koundara prefecture, north of Tamine river. Extreme northwest corner.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Fulani, Pulaar
People Name General: Fulani, Pulaar
Alternate People Names:
FutankoobeHaal Pulaaren
PulaarTakarir
TooroobeToucouleur
Tukulor
ROP3 Code: 110257
Joshua Project People ID: 15622
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 11,000
Population all Countries: 1,569,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Fulani / Fulbe
People Name General: Fulani, Pulaar
Ethnic Code: NAB56c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Pulaar (11,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): fuc    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Toucouleur
Dialect Code:1877
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Religion Sub-division:Sunni
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.40 %(Evangelical: 0.08 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam99.60 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant40.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian20.00 %
Roman Catholic40.00 %
 
(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: 1982-1993
New Testament:
1997Audio
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Pulaar
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMore Than Dreams-Ali
Film / VideoMore Than Dreams-Dini
Film / VideoMore Than Dreams-Khalil
Film / VideoMore Than Dreams-Khosrow
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
 
 
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Fulani, Pulaar in Guinea

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