Fulahs
Fulahs Fu"lahs`, Foolahs Foo"lahs`, Fulani Fu"la*ni, n. pl.; sing. {Fulah}, {Foolah}. (Ethnol.) A peculiar African race of uncertain origin, but distinct from the negro tribes, inhabiting an extensive region of Western Soudan. Their color is brown or yellowish bronze. They are Mohammedans. Called also {Fellatahs}, {Foulahs}, and {Fellani}. Fulah and Fulani are also used adjectively; as, Fulah or Fulani empire, tribes, language. [1913 Webster]

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  • Fulahs — Fulahs, Völkerschaft, welche einen der 3 Haupttheile der Bevölkerung Senegambiens (Westafrika) ausmacht u. in Fulahdu (s.d.) ursprünglich wohnte, gegenwärtig aber sich in Westafrika weit ausgedehnt hat, indem sie nicht allein in den Bergländern… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Fellani — Fulahs Fu lahs , Foolahs Foo lahs , Fulani Fu la*ni, n. pl.; sing. {Fulah}, {Foolah}. (Ethnol.) A peculiar African race of uncertain origin, but distinct from the negro tribes, inhabiting an extensive region of Western Soudan. Their color is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fellatahs — Fulahs Fu lahs , Foolahs Foo lahs , Fulani Fu la*ni, n. pl.; sing. {Fulah}, {Foolah}. (Ethnol.) A peculiar African race of uncertain origin, but distinct from the negro tribes, inhabiting an extensive region of Western Soudan. Their color is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Foolah — Fulahs Fu lahs , Foolahs Foo lahs , Fulani Fu la*ni, n. pl.; sing. {Fulah}, {Foolah}. (Ethnol.) A peculiar African race of uncertain origin, but distinct from the negro tribes, inhabiting an extensive region of Western Soudan. Their color is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Foolahs — Fulahs Fu lahs , Foolahs Foo lahs , Fulani Fu la*ni, n. pl.; sing. {Fulah}, {Foolah}. (Ethnol.) A peculiar African race of uncertain origin, but distinct from the negro tribes, inhabiting an extensive region of Western Soudan. Their color is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Foulahs — Fulahs Fu lahs , Foolahs Foo lahs , Fulani Fu la*ni, n. pl.; sing. {Fulah}, {Foolah}. (Ethnol.) A peculiar African race of uncertain origin, but distinct from the negro tribes, inhabiting an extensive region of Western Soudan. Their color is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fulah — Fulahs Fu lahs , Foolahs Foo lahs , Fulani Fu la*ni, n. pl.; sing. {Fulah}, {Foolah}. (Ethnol.) A peculiar African race of uncertain origin, but distinct from the negro tribes, inhabiting an extensive region of Western Soudan. Their color is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fulani — Fulahs Fu lahs , Foolahs Foo lahs , Fulani Fu la*ni, n. pl.; sing. {Fulah}, {Foolah}. (Ethnol.) A peculiar African race of uncertain origin, but distinct from the negro tribes, inhabiting an extensive region of Western Soudan. Their color is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Senegambien — (als westliches Negerland auch Westnigritien), so genannt nach den beiden Hauptflüssen Senegal u. Gambia, erstreckt sich vom Atlantischen Ocean ostwärts bis zum Sudan u. ist im Süden von Oberguinea, im Norden von der Sahara begrenzt. Die Größe… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Fouta Dhialla — (F. Dhiallon), Landschaft im Innern Senegambiens (Westafrika), von Fulahs u. Dschallonke s bewohnt, ist von hohen Gebirgen durchzogen, auf denen fast alle bedeutenden Ströme dieser Zone von Afrika (Senegal, Gambia u. Niger) ihren Quellenbezirk… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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