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- Alternate names & spellings: The Fula language is known by many different names such as Fulla, Fulah, Fulfulde, Fula, Adamawa Fulani, Ful, Fulata, Fulbe and Pulaar.
- Language ISO code: ff/ ful/ fub
- Number of speakers: around 13 million people
- Writing system: Fulani has been written in Arabic script since before the era of colonization and it still continues in some areas. The Latin alphabet was introduced by European missionaries and although today there are still variations in the written structure depending on the countries, the Latin alphabet is the official one.
- Spoken in: West Africa. It is difficult to map the exactly location of all Fulani speakers, but it is stated that Fulani is spoken in total in seventeen countries, from Senegal to Sudan.
The Fulani or Fula language, considered the most widely scattered language in Africa, belongs to the branch of Niger-Congo language family and it is spoken in the western part of the African continent.
Originally from the Fulani or Fula people, although this language covers a vast extension, most of its speakers are concentrated in northern and eastern Nigeria and in savanna regions of Senegal and Sudan, being also spoken as a second language in countries such as Mauritania, Senegal, Guinea and Gambia (where is known as Pulaar) and also in Cameroon, Sudan and Niger (Known as Fulfulde), among others.
This dispersion of the language is due to the fact that the Fulani people have been nomadic, which allowed them to spread out all over West and even Central Africa. Although it has not been totally clarified yet, it has been stated that the Fulani people, originally from the western Africa, migrated to the eastern part where they established an empire and this empire was broken into pieces by the European colonizers.
The language is recognized as an official language in the following nine countries: Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon and Gambia; which means the language is taught in schools up to some levels and that it is also used by the administration and by the media.
Due to the extension that it covers, the Fulani language has a wide range of regional dialects, nevertheless, despite this variety in regions all Fulani dialects are quite mutual intelligible. The following are the most important Fulani dialect areas:
- Pulaar of Senegal
- Pular of Guinea
- Fulfulde of Maasina
- Fulfulde of Nigeria
- Fulfulde of the Adamawa