Fula leid

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Fula
Fulani
Fulfulde, Pulaar, Pular'Fulaare
Native taeMauritanie, Senegal, Mali, Guinea,
Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigerie,
Cameroon, Gambie, Chad, Sierra Leone,
Benin, Guinea-Bissau, Sudan,
Central African Republic,
Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo,
Liberie, Gabon
EthnicityFulɓe
Native speakers
25 million (2007)[1]
Leid codes
ISO 639-1ff
ISO 639-2ful
ISO 639-3fulinclusive code
Individual codes:
fuc – Pulaar (Senegambie, Mauritanie)
fuf – Pular (Guinea, Sierra Leone)
ffm – Maasina Fulfulde (Mali)
fue – Borgu Fulfulde (Benin, Togo)
fuh – Wastren Niger (Burkina, Niger)
fuq – Central–Eastren Niger (Niger)
fuv – Nigerian Fulfulde (Nigerie)
fub – Adamawa Fulfulde
(Cameroon, Chad, Sudan)
fui – Bagirmi Fulfulde (CAR)

The Fula /ˈflə/[2] leid, an aa kent as Fulani /fʊˈlɑːn/[2] (Fula: Fulfulde, Pulaar, Pular; French: Peul) is a leid o Wast Africae. Lik the neighbourin leids Serer an Wolof, it belangs tae the Senegambian branch o the Niger–Congo leid faimily. It is spoken as a first leid by the Fulɓe (Fula or Fulani fowk) an relatit groups (such as the Tukulor in the Senegal River Valley) frae Senegambie an Guinea tae Cameroon an Sudan. It is an aa spoken as a seicont leid bi fowk in the region.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Nationalencyklopedin "Världens 100 största språk 2007" The World's 100 Largest Languages in 2007
  2. 2.0 2.1 Laurie Bauer, 2007, The Linguistics Student’s Handbook, Edinburgh