People Group Profiles

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Fulani of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 16,870

ROP3 Code: 103079
IMB Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African
People Cluster: Fulani / Fulbe
Language: Adamawa Fulfulde - (fub)
Religion: Islam
Country of Origin: Sudan

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Majority Located Where

  Cincinnati-Middletown, OH - 2,000

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 1,700

  Montreal (Laval), QC - 975

  Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA - 900

  Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX - 300

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Brief Profile

The Fulani, also many named Fula or Fulbe or Peulh, originated from Sudan. Fulani in English is borrowed from the Hausa term. Fula is sometimes spelled Fulah or Foulah. Fula and Fulani are commonly used in English, including within Africa.

Traditionally, they were a nomadic, pastoralist, trading people, herding cattle, goats and sheep across the vast dry hinterlands of their domain, keeping somewhat separate from the local agricultural populations.

Through their nomadic lifestyle they established numerous trade routes in West Africa. Many times the Fulani go to local markets and interact with the people, getting news and spreading it through much of West Africa.

They were the first to turn to Islam. Due to their nomadic lifestyle, they spread Islam through most of West Africa. Almost all Fulani in the United States adhere to Islam, integrating animistic practices into their Muslim religious duties.

Prayer Points

  • Pray God will use dreams to reveal the truth and hope found in God becoming an intimate Creator as revealed through Jesus Christ.
  • Pray evangelicals will intentionally live among, learn the Fulani language, and share a contextualized form of the Gospel for the Fulani.

Learning Resources

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Overview of Islam
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Other Resources

Prayer Guide for Unreached Peoples
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Prayer Guide using the GOSPELS acronym
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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesCincinnatiCincinnati-MiddletownOH2,000
United StatesBronxNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNY1,700
CanadaMontréalMontreal (Laval)QC975
United StatesAtlantaAtlanta-Sandy Springs-RoswellGA900
United StatesRichardsonDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX300