Fula, also known as Fulani or Pulaar, is a language spoken by the Fulani people in West and Central Africa. It is a member of the Atlantic branch of the Niger-Congo language family and is estimated to have over 20 million speakers.

Fula is a tonal language, meaning that the tone (i.e. pitch) of a word can change its meaning. It is also a highly inflected language, with a complex grammatical structure.

Fula is widely spoken in countries such as Nigeria, Guinea, Senegal, and Mali, and is used as a lingua franca in many regions where different ethnic groups and languages are present. In some countries, Fula is a recognized national language, and it is used in education, media, and government.

Overall, Fula is an important and widely-spoken language in West and Central Africa, and has a rich history and cultural significance for the Fulani people.

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Last updated on February 16, 2023