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Fulani in France


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
33,000 Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Fulani in France

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Introduction / History
France led the way for European colonialism in Africa starting in the 1870s. Before long the French, British, Belgians, and Germans had literally carved up the African continent among themselves. This situation deteriorated at the end of WWII, and the peoples of West Africa were given their freedom to establish their own nations.

France held a number of colonies in West Africa, home of the Fulanis and other Muslim peoples. Africans who wanted to immigrate to France were given preferential treatment over people from non-French colonies. Today there are tens of thousands of Africans in France, some of whom are Fulani.

Where are they located?
Muslim Africans like the Fulani typically live in ghettos in French cities like Marselles, Lyons and Paris.

What are their lives like?
Some of the Fulani people in France are cheap labor, and others are highly educated members of the elite. Many foreigners who live in France feel like they will never be fully accepted, so they are often resentful. There have been a number of Africans in France who have made their name in sports or the entertainment industry.

What are their beliefs?
The Fulani peoples in France are largely Muslim; however, like many other Fulani tribes, their Islamic practices are a bit lax. Many still follow the traditional beliefs and practices of their ancestors. Others have become more secular like the French majority.

What are their needs?
Many of the Fulani people who live in France need to learn marketable skills so they can contribute to France's industrial economy.

Prayer Points
* Pray for spiritual hunger among Fulanis in France that will overcome the barriers to the gospel.
* Pray for the Lord to raise up believers to reach out to Fulanis and other African Muslims in France.
* Pray for the Fulanis, Soninkes, Wolofs, and other African Muslim peoples in France to find faith in the redeemer, and form biblically-based fellowships of Muslim background believers.
* Pray for a disciple making movement among African Muslims in France.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.


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Country: France
Continent: Europe
Region: Europe, Western
10/40 Window: No
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Fulani
People Name General: Fulani, Sokoto
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 109381
Joshua Project People ID: 19093
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 33,000
Population all Countries: 1,524,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Fulani / Fulbe
People Name General: Fulani, Sokoto
Ethnic Code: NAB56c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger (33,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): fuq    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam98.00 % 
Non-Religious2.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
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
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
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: 2006
New Testament:
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)
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: Fulfulde New Testament
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Fulani in France

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Fulani / Fulbe     Europe, Western    
      Fulani, Sokoto France    
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            Fulani in France          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger  
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