Fulakunda, Halpulaar in Mauritania

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Introduction / History

Various sub-tribes have moved in from Senegal to the south and Mali to the east over the last few centuries. They are now numerous in southern Mauritania in the Senegal River valley. Mostly in the Senegal River valley along the borders with Senegal and Mali.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Men are semi-nomadic while women tend to stay in the villages, although villages may be moved in the annual rainy season. Many are now joining the exodus to the larger towns and cities.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Generally Sufi Islam, some Sunni. They still hold to many traditional practices of healing, fortune-telling, cursing, blessing etc. Strong beliefs in evil spirits and sorcerors who try to control them.

What Are Their Needs?

Ability to adapt to changing population, drying land, agricultural and pastoral practises. The region is facing big problems with rising food prices. They often find it hard to live in towns and take more 'modern' work.

Prayer Points

* For the spread of the Gospel by word of mouth.
* For Jesus' power to be seen to counter occult power.
* For tiny but emerging fellowships of Jesus followers

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

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Global Prayer Digest: 2014-02-17
People Name General Fulakunda
People Name in Country Fulakunda, Halpulaar
Population in Mauritania 45,000
World Population 2,684,000
Total Countries 5
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names Fouta Toro, Fula, Fula Cunda, Fula Macina, Fula Toro, Fulacounda, Fulbe Fula Toro, Peuhl, Peul, Pulaar, Toucouleur, Tukulor
People ID 11772

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Enthologue Language Map

Primary Language: Pulaar (45,000 speakers)
Language Code: fuc   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Pulaar (45,000 speakers)
Language Code: fuc   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Secondary Languages:
For Primary Language: Pulaar

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1982-1993)
New Testament Yes   (1997)
Complete Bible No
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Pulaar
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video More Than Dreams (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.06 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
99.94 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
20.0 %
Roman Catholic
80.0 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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