Fulbe in Belgium


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Introduction / History

The Fulbe people are from the West African nations of Mali, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Senegal. They are part of the much larger Fulani peoples who are among the largest and most powerful in West Africa.


Where Are they Located?

The Fulbe people are originally from West Africa, but a small number of them have migrated to Belgium where most live in Brussels, Antwerp, or Flanders.


What Are Their Lives Like?

In deciding which immigrants to admit from developing countries, Belgium has favored those with a good education and professional skills. Though they usually live a more prosperous life than they did in West Africa, but life is not easy for them.

Africans like the Fulbes must adjust to many changes in Belgium. Personal relationships are different. Many of them must adjust to having a spouse in a different continent, and living with a different set of social expectations. Africans assume that the group rises or falls together, but in the West they must adjust to an individualistic culture.


Although Fula Jalon villages are scattered, each village has a central court and a mosque.
What Are Their Beliefs?

The Fulbe are almost completely Muslim, faithfully believing the teachings of Islam. They believe that Allah is the only god and that Mohammed is his prophet. Most likely they also believe in the spirit world and in ancestral spirits.


What Are Their Needs?

Efforts to evangelize these people have resulted in only a very small number of Fulbe believers. They are apparently very devoted to their Islamic religion and see it as a fulfillment of their needs. To win these people to Christ, further prayer is needed for God to open their hearts and eyes to the truth.


Prayer Points

Ask God to raise up prayer teams who will begin breaking up the soil through worship and intercession.
Ask the Lord of the harvest to send missionaries to share the gospel with Muslim African peoples in Europe.
Pray that God will give the small number of Fulbe believers boldness to share Christ with their own people.
Ask the Lord to bring forth a triumphant Fulbe church for the glory of His name!
Pray for a disciple making movement among the Fulbe people in Europe.


Scripture Prayers for the Fulbe in Belgium.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/11769/BE
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/11769/GV
http://afroeurope.blogspot.com/2009/04/black-people-in-contemporary-belgium.html
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/africans/
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-621-x/89-621-x2007010-eng.htm


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Fulbe
People Name in Country Fulbe
Pronunciation FOOL-bay
Alternate Names Fulbe Futa Jalon; Futa Dyalon; Futa Fula; Futa Jallon; Futa Jalon Fulani; Fuuta Jalon; Kebu Fula; Peul
Population this Country 8,600
Population all Countries 5,505,000
Total Countries 9
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 11769
ROP3 Code 103072
ROP25 Code 302450
ROP25 Name Fulani (Fula, Fulbe)
Country Belgium
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Belgium
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Pular (8,600 speakers)
Language Code fuf   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Pular (8,600 speakers)
Language Code fuf   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Pular
Photo Source Ferdinand Reus - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Profile Source Keith Carey 
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