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Time for our weekly #AfricanTribe .
#Fulani is an ethnic group residing in many countries of West Africa. They are concentrated principally in #Nigeria 🇳🇬 , #Mali 🇲🇱 , #Guinea 🇬🇳 , #Cameroon🇨🇲 #Senegal🇸🇳 and #Niger🇳🇪 though they are also spread throughout #Mauritania 🇲🇷 , The #Gambia 🇬🇲 , #Sierra Leone 🇸🇱 , #Burkina Faso 🇧🇫 , Guinea Bissau , #Côte d'Ivoire 🇨🇮 , #Togo 🇹🇬 #Central African Republic 🇨🇫 , #Ghana 🇬🇭 , #Chad 🇹🇩 #Liberia 🇱🇷 and as far as #Sudan 🇸🇩 in the east. They refer to themselves as Ful or Fulbe and are also called Peul.
The Fulani are the largest #nomadic group of people in the #world and have played an influential role in politics, economics, and religion throughout Western Africa for over a thousand years. Historically, the Fulani played a significant role in the rise and fall of ancient African empires such as the Ghana Empire, the Mali Empire, Songhai, and the Mossi states. The Fulani were the first group of West Africans to convert to Islam, and they played a principal role in the spread of Islam throughout West Africa.
The Fulani follow a code of behavior known as Pulaaku,consisting of the qualities of patience, self control, discipline, prudence, modesty, respect for others (including foes), wisdom, forethought, personal responsibility, hospitality, courage, and hard work.
The original Fulani people were of North African or Middle Eastern origin. As such, they had lighter skin, thinner lips, and straighter hair, and are referred to by many Africans as "white people." Current Fulani peoples contain a large number of people from diverse backgrounds who became a part of the Fulani through conquest and religious conversion.
Following Islamic conquest in the 1800s, non-Islamic Fulani eventually joined ranks with their fellows to form an extensive and powerful empire
Do you know any #Fulani's?