1. [ noun ] a member of a pastoral and nomadic people of western Africa; they are traditionally cattle herders of Muslim faith
Synonyms: fulah fulani fulbe fellata
Related terms: African
2. [ noun ] (linguistics) a family of languages of the Fulani people of West Africa and used as a lingua franca in the sub-Saharan regions from Senegal to Chad; the best known of the West African languages
Synonyms: Fulani ful peul Fulah
Related terms: West_African
Similar spelling:   fulah