pronounced: FOO-tah TOHR-oh foo-LAH-nee
There are many names used in many languages to refer to the Fulbe, or Fulani. Fula are primarily known to be pastoralists, but are also traders in some areas. One Fula tradition is that of women using Henna around the mouth, resulting in a blackening around the lips. The traditional dress of the Fula in most places consists of long colorful flowing robes, modestly embroidered or otherwise decorated.
The various Fulbe groups have a long-standing, strong commitment to Islam. It's part of their identity.
Christians need to help the Fulba with their material and physical needs, building bridges of trust and friendship.
"Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person." Colossians 4:5-6
Pray for new believers in this people group to have Holy Spirit-led words to say to their elders as they explain their new faith.
There are a few followers of Jesus among the Fulba community, pray they will be nurtured by God's Spirit, and will become mature in the faith. Pray the Fulba will be able to provide adequately for their families, as they live in a harsh region.
|People Name||Fouta Tooro Fulani|
|Pronunciation||FOO-tah TOHR-oh foo-LAH-nee|
|Online Audio NT||Yes|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|