Fulbe Futa of United States

People Group Info

Total Population: 8,900

ROP3 Code: 103072
IMB Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African
People Cluster: Fulani / Fulbe
Language: Pular - (fuf)
Religion: Islam
Country of Origin: Senegal

Majority Located Where

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 5,000

  Louisville/Jefferson County, KY - 900

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Brief Profile

The Fulbe Futa, also named Futa Jalon, are a Fulbe people who originated from several places in central and west Africa, including Senegal. Traditionally, they were named the Pular, which is the name of their language.

Historically, they were semi-nomadic and many settled in the state of Futa Jalon. The area became a multiethnic, multilingual society, ruled by Muslim Fulbe and backed by powerful free and slave armies. The Fulbe of the Futa Jalon and Futa Toro states were able to take advantage of the growing slave trade with the Europeans on the coast, particularly the French and Portuguese.

They speak Pular, and place importance on narratives and proverbs that transmit valuable life lessons.

Almost all Fulbe Futa in the United States adhere to Islam, integrating animistic practices into their Muslim religious duties.

Prayer Points

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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesBrooklynNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNY5,000
United StatesLouisvilleLouisville/Jefferson CountyKY900