669,000 in Cameroon (1986). Possibly 13,000,000 speakers of all Fulfulde varieties. Population total all countries: 929,500.
Widespead in Far North, North and Adamawa regions.
3 (Wider communication).
Akuure, Bilkire (Bilkiri), Garoua, Maroua, Ngaondéré, Nomadic Fulfulde - Mbororoore. Lexical similarity: high with Maroua, Garoua, and Ngaoundere dialects. A member of macrolanguage Fulah [ful].
SVO, Maroua dialect sometimes uses VSO.
Clans often only permit marriage within the same clan. Adult men will speak Adamawa Fulfulde, while women and children will speak their specific clan’s dialect. Home, neighborhood, work. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Adamawa Fulfulde [fub], French [fra]. Used as L2 by Adamawa Fulfulde [fub], Buwal [bhs], Cuvok [cuv], Dama [dmm], Doyayo [dow], Dugwor [dme], Gavar [gou], Gbaya-Mbodomo [gmm], Gimme [kmp], Jimi [jim], Karang [kzr], Mbudum [xmd], Mbum [mdd], Mefele [mfj], Mina [hna], Mofu-Gudur [mif], Moloko [mlw], Mono [mru], Muyang [muy], Ndai [gke], Ngiemboon [nnh], North Fali [fll], Pam [pmn], Pana [pnz], Pinyin [pny], Sharwa [swq], Suga [sgi], Tsuvan [tsh], Vame [mlr], Wandala [mfi], Wawa [www], Wuzlam [udl], Zulgo-Gemzek [gnd].
Glossonym: Fulfulde. Ethnonym: Fulbe. Muslim, Christian, traditional religion.