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Fulani, Jelgooji in Burkina Faso

Fulani, Jelgooji

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
380,000 Fulfulde, Western Niger Islam 0.30 % 0.20 %   

Fulani, Jelgooji in Burkina Faso

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Introduction / History
The Fulani are comprised of a number of distinct sub-groups who live across a huge swath of central and western Africa, from Senegal in the west and to Sudan in the east. They are bounded in the north by the Sahara Desert and live no further south than Cameroon and the Central African Republic.

They are grouped and named according to their location, occupation and dialect of their widely spoken language. Accordingly, there are five major groups of Fulani: the Fula Toro, Fulakunda, Fulfulde, Fuuta Jalon, and Tukolor.

Historically, the Fulani are a nomadic people who traveled from one region to another, seeking water for their cattle herds. After migrating from North Africa or the Middle East, they gradually spread eastward (over a 1000 year period from A. D. 900 to 1900), from Senegal and Guinea to as far as Sudan. During their wanderings, they conquered many less powerful tribes. Many Fulani completely or partially abandoned their traditional nomadic life in favor of a sedentary existence in towns or on farms among the conquered peoples. Today, some seven million Fulani cling to the nomadic lifestyle, while up to twenty million have settled to a semi-nomadic, village, or city way of life.

What are their lives like?
While some Fulani maintain the tradition of nomadic wandering, and others remain in one location permanently, the most favored and widespread way of living is semi-nomadic. The hot, tropical climate of north-central and western Africa provides only two seasons - wet and dry. The semi-nomadic Fulani revolve their lives around these seasons, and around a strict division of labor based on gender. During the wet season, the cattle, sheep, and goats remain at a permanent settlement where they are herded by the men and boys, but usually milked and cared for by the women and girls. The men plant, care for and harvest the crops; which mostly consist of millet, rice, and peanuts. They also build fences to keep livestock in the appropriate pastures. Meanwhile, the women spend four to five hours each afternoon preparing the evening meal, but only after fetching water, wood, and millet. Besides this arduous task, females must maintain huts, weave mats, spin cotton, make soap, and care for young children.

During the dry season, the Fulani practice the nomadic part of their existence. Rather than risking the exhaustion of the village water supply, the young men leave the older men, the women, and the children in the village and take the cattle on a search for alternative water supplies until the rainy season approaches. These nomadic bands camp in portable shelters of poles or branches covered with straw, leaves, or mats.

Parents often send children to a village school where they learn to pray and recite parts of the Koran, as the Fulani are almost entirely Muslim. Despite their lack of book knowledge, they are respected social analysts. They place high value on storytelling and proverbs which attempt to teach valuable lessons about life.

What are their beliefs?
The Fulani were one of the first African tribes to convert to Islam and today are overwhelmingly Muslim. Muslims believe that the prophet Mohammed was God's last great prophet. Supposedly, God spoke words to him which were recorded in what is now the Koran. Not only is Islam a religion for the Fulani, but also a way of life. Therefore, any deviation from Islam is condemned and attacked by the entire community.

The Fulani have numerous taboos or rules which are never to be broken. A prominent taboo is that of speaking the name of spouses, parents, parents-in-law, first sons, or first daughters.

What are their needs?
Despite many efforts, the overwhelming majority of the Fulani people remain Muslim, and many do not convert to Christianity, fearing the hostility of family and friends. Prayer and intercession are needed to break the power of Islam over their lives.

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Country: Burkina Faso
Continent: Africa
Region: West and Central Africa
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Sahel region, Oudalan, Soum, Seno, Yagha provinces; Centre-Nord region, Namentega and Bam provinces, small border areas; Boucle du Muhoun region, Kossi and Sourou provinces; south of Mopti town, Mali border.
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People Name in Country: Fulani, Jelgooji
People Name General: Fulani, Jelgooji
Alternate People Names:
Fulfulde JelgooreJelgooji
Jelgooji Fulani
ROP3 Code: 103075
Joshua Project People ID: 11771
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 380,000
Population all Countries: 380,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Fulani / Fulbe
People Name General: Fulani, Jelgooji
Ethnic Code: NAB56c
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Language
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Primary Language: Fulfulde, Western Niger
Language Code (ISO): fuh    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Bogandé
Dialect Code:9935
Secondary Languages:
Fum (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.30 %(Evangelical: 0.20 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam99.70 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant70.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic30.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2003-2005
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoBoubacar Testimony (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoIbrahim's Testimony (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Fulfulde, Western Ni ...
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Fulfulde Burkina New Testament
 
 
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Fulani, Jelgooji in Burkina Faso

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