Fulani, Nigerian in Nigeria





Largest Religion

Main Language



Scattered mostly in Nigeria and Cameroon, these semi-nomadic people fiercely reject anything they perceive as contrary to their lifestyle of roaming with their cattle herds. This includes education, (they are mostly illiterate), and permanent homes. They are widely regarded as troublesome impediments to the large cattle ranchers. One businessman and member of a ruling party has established two large cattle ranches, forcing the Mbororo tribal people from their historic grazing land. They were given no compensation. Their illiteracy and intense independence have placed them on unequal footing with greedy people like these who take advantage of them.

Ministry Obstacles

Illiteracy is an obstacle to learning about Christ if the Gospel comes to them only in printed form.

Outreach Ideas

Christians need to be genuinely concerned about the material welfare of the Mbororo people, finding ways to assist them, building friendships and trust.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray the few Christian believers among the Mbororo people will be sent teachers to help them become well established in the faith. Pray they will find each other in order to fellowship together. Pray they will learn to live in the power of Christ's Spirit, experiencing the fruit of Christ's Spirit consistently.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Mborro tribe will be able to care adequately for their families, and be led to be better prepared for the rapidly changing conditions of the 21st century. Pray they will see the need to make schooling a priority for their children.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2011-02-14
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-02-08
People Name General Fulani, Nigerian
People Name in Country Fulani, Nigerian
Population in Nigeria 12,835,000
World Population 13,169,000
Countries 4
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bororo, Bororro, Felatas, Fulbe, Nigerian, Igboro Fulani, Kano, Katsina-Bororo, Mbororo, Mbororro, Peul, Sokoto Fulani, Town Fulani, Western Fulani, Woodabe
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Fulani / Fulbe
People Name General Fulani, Nigerian
Ethnic Code NAB56c
People ID 10949
Country Nigeria
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Kano-Katsina, Kano, Katsina, Zaria, Jos Plateau and southeast to Bauchi, Kano is the center; Sokoto in Sokoto state.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Fulfulde, Nigerian: Bororro
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Fulfulde, Nigerian: Bororro
For Primary Language: Fulfulde, Nigerian

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes
New Testament Yes   (2007-2010)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible: Fulfulde Nigeria New Testament Text / Printed Matter
God's Story Video Film / Video
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Fulfulde, Nigerian Film / Video
Online New Testament - Caka (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Oral Bible stories in Fulfulde, Nigerian Audio Recordings
Resources in Fulfulde, Nigerian General
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Videos, recordings, print resources General
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.26 %)
0.35 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
99.65 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
10.0 %
10.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
70.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
Photo Source: Wilco and Berit Karin Vogelaar  
Map Source: Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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