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Fulani

Pastoral people of West Africa widely dispersed through parts of Senegal, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and Cameroon, with smaller numbers in surrounding countries; also known as Peul, ...

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Encyclopedia of Africa

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Current Version:
2010

...as Fulani. Most Fulani, known as the Fulani bororo, or “cattle Fulani,” maintained a traditional pastoral existence. Others, however, known as the Fulani gida, or “town Fulani,” took up a settled existence in the towns of kingdoms such as Mali, Songhai , and especially the Hausa States . Over the centuries, Fulani groups increasingly adopted forms of Islam practiced by neighboring peoples. As they migrated eastward, the rulers of powerful states such as Songhai and the states of Hausaland exacted fees and taxes from both Fulani herdsmen and Fulani...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Religion
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3,387 words
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...Fulani presence among the Hausa of Nigeria date from the 15th century. In modern times the Fulani comprise populations whose lifestyle has remained pastoral as well as those who have settled in towns and cities, abandoning their once nomadic existence and living closely with sedentary agriculturalists. These latter, settled Fulani are mostly Muslim and have closer relations with their fellow town-dwellers than with the nomadic Fulani whose way of life they disparage. The pastoral Fulani, who also have largely adopted Islam, resent the sedentary Fulani for...

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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45 words

... ( Fulah or Fulbe ) West African people, numbering c .6 million. Their language belongs to the Niger-Congo group. Originally a pastoral people, they helped the spread of Islam throughout w Africa from the 16th century, establishing an empire lasting until British colonialism in the 19th...

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Catherine Soanes

Dictionary Plus Society and Culture

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Current Version:
2016
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Society and culture
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67 words

...Fulani ( Fula, Fulbe ; pl. Fulani ) A member of an African people living mainly in Niger, Cameroon, Guinea, Sudan, Nigeria, Mali, and Chad. Traditionally nomadic animal-herders, they spread over a wide area, taking their Muslim faith with them and establishing emirates and caliphates until the early twentieth century. Today up to thirteen million Fulani are still herders, but many live in cities and have other occupations. Catherine...

Fulani, Dan,

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
138 words

..., Dan, Nigerian writer who contributed to a series of publications for preadolescents that began in the late 1970s. Focused on the needs of younger readers, Fulani's books encompass a diversity of themes. The historical framework of Janjo and Shika: Historic Adventures in Africa ( 1986 ) adds an element of education to the exciting adventure of an African boy, Janjo , and his pet monkey, taking readers back to the end of the 17th century . Sociopolitical issues are raised in The Price of Liberty ( 1981 ), which describes the Nigerian government's...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
118 words

...Fulani Dynasty West African Muslim leaders in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Fulani, a major ethnic group in the region, came together under the leadership of Uthman Dan Fodio in a jihad begun in 1804 against the local rulers of Hausa states. The movement established the Sokoto caliphate under the leadership of Dan Fodio's son, Muhammad Bello . The dynasty and commanders in the state dominated northern Nigeria until the British took control in 1903 . The British used the dynasty in their policy of indirect rule, and a descendant of Dan Fodio,...

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A Dictionary of Creation Myths

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Current Version:
2009

... Creation These West African people of Mali say that the world was created from a drop of milk, perhaps suggesting an earlier mother goddess ex nihilo creation ( see also Creation from Nothing ). As the story goes now, it is a domino theory creation with what is probably a Christian‐influenced ending. First there was a huge drop of milk. The god Doondari came out of it and made stone. The stone created iron, the iron made fire, the fire created water, and the water made air. Next, Doondari came down to earth a second time and made a man. The man,...

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
History
Length:
225 words

... empire of Sokoto West African Islamic empire. In the late 18th century the Fulani, a nomadic cattle-herding people, came into contact with the nominally Muslim Hausa states. One of their clerics, Uthman dan Fodio ( 1754–1817 ), had built up a community of scholars at Degel in the Hausa state of Gobir, whose new sultan in 1802 enslaved Uthman’s followers. A quarrel developed, Uthman was proclaimed ‘commander of the faithful’, and in the ensuing jihad (holy war) all the Hausa states collapsed. By 1810 Uthman had created a vast empire, to be...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
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141 words

... • Annie , ca'canny, canny, cranny, Danny, fanny, granny, nanny, tranny • Ariadne , Evadne • daphne • Agni , Cagney • acne , Arachne, hackney • hootenanny • Afghani , ani, Armani, Azerbaijani, Barney, biriani, blarney, Carney, frangipani, Fulani, Galvani, Giovanni, Hindustani, Killarney, maharani, Mbabane, Modigliani, Omani, Pakistani, Rafsanjani, Rajasthani, rani, sarnie • McCartney • antennae , any, Benny, blenny, Dene, fenny, jenny, Kenny, Kilkenny, Lenny, many, penne, penny, Rennie • catchpenny • pinchpenny • pyrotechny • Bahraini ,...

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
33 words
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
23 words
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
23 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
86 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
70 words
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Pastoral people of West Africa widely dispersed through parts of Senegal, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and Cameroon, with smaller numbers in surrounding countries; also known as Peul, Fula, and ...
Fulani, Dan,

Fulani, Dan,  

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Nigerian writer who contributed to a series of publications for preadolescents that began in the late 1970s. Focused on the needs of younger readers, Fulani's books encompass a diversity of ...
Fulani Creation

Fulani Creation  

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These West African people of Mali say that the world was created from a drop of milk, perhaps suggesting an earlier mother goddess ex nihilo creation (see also Creation from ...
Fulani Dynasty

Fulani Dynasty  

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West African Muslim leaders in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Fulani, a major ethnic group in the region, came together under the leadership of Uthman Dan Fodio in a jihad begun in 1804 ...
Jones, Grace

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Ifeona Fulani

Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro–Latin American Biography

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,254 words

.... Kershaw, Miriam . “Postcolonialism and Androgyny: The Performance Art of Grace Jones.” Art Journal 56, no. 4 (Winter 1997): 19–27. Liner notes to Grace Jones , Private Life: The Compass Point Sessions . Island Records 524 601–2, 1998. Ifeona ...

Goodison, Lorna

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Ifeona Fulani

Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro–Latin American Biography

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,152 words

...Delivering the Word.” In Contemporary Caribbean Women’s Poetry: Making Style , pp. 156–168. New York: Routledge, 2002. Reynolds, Clarence V. “Lorna Goodison: Interview.” Mosaic , 7 January 2013. http://mosaicmagazine.org/2013/01/07/lorna-goodison-interview . Ifeona ...

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