Definition of Fulani

1. Noun. A member of a pastoral and nomadic people of western Africa; they are traditionally cattle herders of Muslim faith.

Exact synonyms: Fellata, Fula, Fulah, Fulbe
Generic synonyms: African



2. Noun. A family of languages of the Fulani of West Africa and used as a lingua franca in the sub-Saharan regions from Senegal to Chad; the best known of the West African languages.
Exact synonyms: Ful, Fula, Peul
Generic synonyms: West African

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fulani

Fuji-san
Fujian
Fujihara
Fujinoyama
Fujita scale
Fujiwara
Fujiyama
Fukien
Fukkianese
Fukui
Fukuoka
Fukushima
Ful
Fula
Fulah
Fulani (current term)
Fulbright
Fulcher
Fulda
Fulgoridae
Fulica
Fulica americana
Fulica atra
Full Blood Count
Fuller
Fulmarus
Fulmarus glacialis
Fulton
Fulvicin

Literary usage of Fulani

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The White Man in Nigeria by George Douglas Hazzledine (1904)
"Wherever the Hausa is, there also is the Fulani; wherever the Fulani is, ... In some towns there is the Hausa quarter and there is the Fulani quarter; ..."

2. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1903)
"We see it now—the Fulani saw it then. So started the power of Sokoto. How will it end l For years, for generations, the Fulani has kept apart from the ..."

3. On Horseback Through Nigeria; Or, Life and Travel in the Central Sudan by John Downie Falconer (1911)
"... travelling—History of Kano and of the Fulani conquest—The British occupation—The capture of Kano— Kano in 1909—A rumour of insurrection—Departure for ..."

4. Dictionary of the Hausa Language by Charles Henry Robinson, Hausa Association, London (1913)
"... taura (Fulani id. = turned down horns of a cow), curls, or locks of hair at the side of a woman's face. ..."

5. Report of the Annual Meeting (1905)
"Apart from the ruling caste the Fulani type has remained unchanged, a striking contrast ... A typical example of the Fulani constitution is that at Bida. ..."

6. From the Niger to the Nile by Boyd Alexander (1907)
"Though to-day in peaceful times there is no longer the necessity for their protective habits of aloofness, the Cow Fulani still are by nature shy and ..."

7. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1901)
"Exactly a century ago a Fulani Sheikh, Othman Dan Fodio, a mallam, ... and on his resisting, ordered the slaughter of every Fulani in the land. ..."

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