Definition of Fulbe in English:


plural noun

the Fulbe
  • another term for the Fulani people
    • ‘All ethnic groups except for the Jola and some Fulbe have a strongly stratified social system that includes an old-ruling family from which the chief was chosen, high-ranking powerful families, and ordinary peasant farmers.’
    • ‘This goes against everything that Pulaaku represents as the Fulbe will not listen to the haabe language.’
    • ‘We continue to pray and wait patiently for the day when there will be a thriving church among the Fulbe.’
    • ‘There are about 20 million Fulbe and other Pular-speaking people spread across West Africa.’
    • ‘Since most Fulbe are nomadic cattle herdsmen, the logical explanation for their migration eastward is the search for water and good grazing for their cattle.’
    • ‘In this way, a series of loan transactions are initiated that culminate with the Gourmantche entrusting his cattle to the Fulbe.’
    • ‘Different regions and ethnic groups specialize and excel in particular products: Fulbe men in the Mopti region, for example, weave wool blankets.’
    • ‘In addition, school attendance exposes Fulbe children to a simplified form of their native language, widely referred to as Bilkiire, spoken by their non-Fulbe schoolmates and teachers.’
    • ‘Africa's most populous country, its history has been characterized by its ethnic and religious diversity: its 430 ethnic groups are dominated by three peoples, the Islamic Hausa, the Fulbe, the Yoruba, and the Christian Ibo.’
    • ‘Yet these features should also draw our attention, for in West Africa they are common to the institution across ethnohistorical lines and mark it among several neighboring groups: the Soninke, the Mande peoples, the Fulbe, and the Wolof.’
    • ‘The Fulbe are staunchly Muslim and proud at having brought Islam to this part of West Africa.’
    • ‘The Fulbe people own the huge herds of cattle that are found in the crater and also raise small farms.’
    • ‘For instance, pastoral groups such as the Fulbe may live not in compounds but in more temporary constructions.’
    • ‘Most agricultural communities do have some livestock, but the Fulbe and Tuareg of the northern regions are considered real pastoralists.’