The Sokoto Fulani, who are a subgroup of the greater Fulani tribe, are on the border of Niger and Nigeria. The Sokoto comprise the ruling class (Toroobe) as well as semi-nomadic shepherds (Bororo). The ruling class live in towns and cities, are educated, and fill leadership positions at the municipal and state level.
The Fulani believe that to be a Fulani is to be a Muslim. Many Fulani are revered teachers of Islam, who get much respect for their Islamic pedigree. Some are participating in jihads (holy wars) in an effort to eradicate Christian people from their midst, which adds a layer of enmity with believers.
Polluted water is a problem for the Sokoto Fulani, who suffer from malaria and other water-carried diseases. Missionaries and engineers might be welcomed in their efforts to make water potable in overpopulated cities. Because many Sokoto Fulani are among the ruling class, they would be in a position to influence their constituency to consider the claims of Christ.
2 Timothy 2:21 says, "Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work." (ESV) Pray that the Sokoto Fulani would become "useful" to the one true Holy God.
Pray that this would be the decade when the Sokoto Fulani have an unstoppable movement to Christ.
Scripture Prayers for the Fulani, Central-Eastern in Niger.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|Fulani profile for Children and Family Missions Activities|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2007-01-10|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2009-02-24|
|Link Up Africa|
|People Name General||Fulani|
|People Name in Country||Fulani, Central-Eastern|
|Natural Name||Central-Eastern Fulani|
|Population this Country||751,000|
|Population all Countries||784,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||15|
|Region||Africa, West and Central|
|Persecution Rank||33 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Widespread. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Primary Language||Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger (751,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||fuq Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (2015)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
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|World Bible Finder|
|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|
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