Fulani in France


Population
32,000
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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

* 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.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/11774/CM
http://www.peoplegroups.org/Explore/groupdetails.aspx?peid=42899
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_diaspora#France
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blacks_in_France
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/2009/04/29
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_African_Students_Federation_in_France
https://mediadiversified.org/2015/05/12/why-black-people-in-france-are-still-invisible/


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Link Up Africa
People Name General Fulani, Sokoto
People Name in Country Fulani
Population in France 32,000
World Population 1,390,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous No
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Wodaabe
People ID 19093
ROP3 Code 109381
Country France
Region Western Europe
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country France
Region Western Europe
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger (32,000 speakers)
Language Code fuq   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger
Primary Language Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger (32,000 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
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Fulfulde New Testament
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
98.00 %
Non-Religious
2.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source Dan Lundberg  Creative Commons 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
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