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Fulani, Nigerian in Nigeria

Fulani, Nigerian

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
17,810,000 Fulfulde, Nigerian Islam 0.08 % 0.06 %   

Fulani, Nigerian in Nigeria

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Introduction / History
The Fulani are primarily descendants of cattle herders who had no permanent dwellings, but led their cattle around in search of better pasture, living on the milk from their cattle. Some, however, are descendants of the warriors who established a Muslim empire in Niger and parts of Nigeria during the early 1800 's. Now the majority of Fulanis have become settled farmers, although owning cattle is still important to them. The group remains essentially 100% Muslim. Fulani culture places a high value on self-control and on not displaying weakness. Traditionally, for example, the Fulani were not to be seen eating in public. Friendship is also a high value. When one Fulani wants to express friendship towards another, he will lend him a cow. The person receiving the cow takes care of it until it has a calf, at which point he returns the cow to its rightful owner. Taking care of the borrowed cow is so important that it should be treated with better care than one's own cows.

Fulfulde, the language of the Fulani people, is spoken from coast to coast across the African continent, stretching from Senegal in the west to Djibouti in the east. The dialect spoken in eastern Niger is distinct from that spoken in the west of the country. Missionary work started only recently among the Fulani in Niger, and as of yet there is only one Fulani church in western Niger, in the city of Dogondoutchi.

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Prayer Links
Fulani profile for Children and Family Missions Activities
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-02-14
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-02-08
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-02-06
Global Prayer Digest: 2018-02-07
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The Waiting World - The Fulani
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Country: Nigeria
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
Persecution Rank:6 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Kano, Katsina, Zaria, Jos plateau and southeast to Bauchi; Borno state: Bororro, Maiduguri is center; Sokoto state: Sokoto. Market language.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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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: Yes
Population in Country: 17,810,000
Population all Countries: 17,992,000
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
Language Code (ISO): fuv    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Bororro
Dialect Code:9931
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.08 %(Evangelical: 0.06 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam99.92 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
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
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
 Gospel Go
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Fulfulde, Nigerian
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralResources in Fulfulde, Nigerian
Mobile AppBible app direct APK download
Mobile AppBible app direct APK download
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Fulfulde, Nigerian
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Fulfulde, Nigerian
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
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Fulani, Nigerian in Nigeria

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Fulani / Fulbe     Africa, West and Central    
      Fulani, Nigerian Nigeria    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Fulani, Nigerian in Nigeria          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Fulfulde, Nigerian  
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