Five things you should know about Fulanis

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The Fulani people are one of the largest ethnic groups in the Sahel and West Africa, widely dispersed across the region.

The Fulani people live in many parts of Africa and are spread across almost 20 countries from the west to the east. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about the Fulani people.

1. Most of them are Muslims

Islam became prominent in West Africa in the 11th century and the Fulani’s converted at the time. They have even participated in campaigns over the centuries to convert others.

2. They come from the upper Nile

Historians believe that the Fulani’s descended from a nomadic group that once lived in the upper Nile region around 3500 BC. Once the climate of the Sahara became too harsh, they migrated out of the area to find greener pastures.

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