Fulani in France

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Introduction / History

France led the way for European colonialism in Africa starting in the 1870s. Before long the French, British, Belgians, and Germans had literally carved up the African continent among themselves. This situation deteriorated at the end of WWII, and the peoples of West Africa were given their freedom to establish their own nations.

France held a number of colonies in West Africa, home of the Fulanis and other Muslim peoples. Africans who wanted to immigrate to France were given preferential treatment over people from non-French colonies. Today there are tens of thousands of Africans in France, some of whom are Fulani.

Where Are they Located?

Muslim Africans like the Fulani typically live in ghettos in French cities like Marselles, Lyons and Paris.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Some of the Fulani people in France are cheap labor, and others are highly educated members of the elite. Many foreigners who live in France feel like they will never be fully accepted, so they are often resentful. There have been a number of Africans in France who have made their name in sports or the entertainment industry.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Fulani peoples in France are largely Muslim; however, like many other Fulani tribes, their Islamic practices are a bit lax. Many still follow the traditional beliefs and practices of their ancestors. Others have become more secular like the French majority.

What Are Their Needs?

Many of the Fulani people who live in France need to learn marketable skills so they can contribute to France's industrial economy.

Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Fulani in France.

Pray for spiritual hunger among Fulanis in France that will overcome the barriers to the gospel.
Pray for the Lord to raise up believers to reach out to Fulanis and other African Muslims in France.
Pray for the Fulanis, Soninkes, Wolofs, and other African Muslim peoples in France to find faith in the redeemer, and form biblically-based fellowships of Muslim background believers.
Pray for a disciple making movement among African Muslims in France.



Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Fulani profile for Children and Family Missions Activities
Global Prayer Digest: 2018-04-19
Link Up Africa
People Name General Fulani
People Name in Country Fulani
Population this Country 33,000
Population all Countries 784,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Wodaabe
People ID 19093
ROP3 Code 109381
Country France
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country France
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Language Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger (33,000 speakers)
Language Code fuq   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger (33,000 speakers)
Language Code fuq   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger

Primary Language:  Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2006)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2015)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Gospel resources links
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
98.00 %
2.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Other Christian
Roman Catholic
Photo Source Dan Lundberg - Flickr  Creative Commons 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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