Fulani, Adamawa in Cape Verde

Fulani, Adamawa
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People Name: Fulani, Adamawa
Country: Cape Verde
10/40 Window: No
Population: 72,000
World Population: 5,131,000
Primary Language: Fulfulde, Adamawa
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 0.07 %
Evangelicals: 0.07 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Fulani / Fulbe
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

In general, the Fulani peoples are in an almost horizontal strip across West Africa. The Sahara Desert forms their northernmost boundary, while the threat of tsetse flies controls their movement to the south. The Fulani tribes are grouped and named according to their locations, occupations, and dialects. The Adamawa Fulani are the group of Fulani who live in Nigeria's Adamawa Province. There are a small number in Cape Verde, off the coast of West Africa.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Though they are not on Africa’s mainland, the Adamawa Fulani people maintain their identity as a separate people group. Many are no longer herdsmen.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Fulani identity is deeply tied in with Islam. They are not likely to consider any other spiritual beliefs.

What Are Their Needs?

Like just about any people group in rural Africa, the Adamawa Fulani need drinkable water and medical care. They are usually far from adequate medical facilities.

Prayer Points

The JESUS Film and a complete Bible is in their language. Pray for many to be downloaded from computers.
Pray for spiritual openness to the lordship of Jesus Christ.
Pray that efforts by mission agencies in countries where the Fulani live will affect the Fulanis in Cape Verde.
Pray for a Disciple Making Movement among the Fulani throughout West Africa.
Pray that the few Fulani believers will shine like the sun before their Muslim neighbors so that others will give Christ the honor due his name.

Text Source:   Joshua Project