The origins of the people known as the “Fulani”, is somewhat obscure but at the same time can be pieced together through the plethora of information left through the vestiges of cultural myths and the written history that the people themselves produced. The Fulani people are known by many names, among them: Pulaar, Peul, Fulbe, Takrur etc. They originate from the Sahel region of West Africa, but are spread all across North and West Africa. These people can be found from Cape Verde to the West to Ethiopia to the East, the equatorial area of Illorin to the south and to the edge of the Sahara to the north. They even have autonomous rule as far east as modern day Sudan.
Saturday, 25. May 2013