Definition of Fula in English:


(also Foulah, Ful)


  • [mass noun] The language of the Fulani people, spoken as a first language by about 10 million people and widely used in West Africa as a lingua franca. It belongs to the Benue-Congo language family.

    Also called fulani, Fulfulde
    • ‘The four languages you do sing in on your albums include Malenke, Sousou, Foulah and French right?’
    • ‘The currency used is the dalasi with an official language being English and seven local languages namely Mandinka, Wollof, Fula, Jola, Sarahule, Serere, Manjango.’
    • ‘News is broadcast in English and the major Gambian languages (Mandinka, Wolof, Fula, Jola, and Serahuli).’
    • ‘The most common are translations from Fula to English and translations from English to Fula.’