Fouta Tooro Fulani in Senegal

Unreached of the Day  10/29/2021

Fouta Tooro Fulani in Senegal

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.

Ministry Obstacles

The various Fulbe groups have a long-standing, strong commitment to Islam. It's part of their identity.

Outreach Ideas

Christians need to help the Fulba with their material and physical needs, building bridges of trust and friendship.

Scripture Focus

"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

Scripture Prayer

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.

Prayer Focus

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
PronunciationFOO-tah TOHR-oh foo-LAH-nee
Country Senegal
10/40 Window Yes
Population 705,000
World Population 811,000
Language Pulaar
Primary Religion Islam
Bible New Testament
Online Audio NT Yes
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image