Pulaar

Print

A language of Senegal

Alternate Names
Peul, Peulh, Pulaar Fulfulde
Population

2,740,000 in Senegal (2006). Population total all countries: 3,691,000.

Location

Fulbe Jeeri and Toucouleur mostly in Senegal river valley; upper Casamance Region, Fulacunda, west of Kolda to Gambia river headwaters. Also in Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania.

Language Status

4 (Educational). Recognized language (2001, Constitution, Article 1).

Dialects

Fulacunda (Fulakunda, Fulkunda), Toucouleur (Fulbe Jeeri, Haalpulaar, Pulaar, Tokilor, Tukolor, Tukulor).

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%–30%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. New media. Radio programs. Grammar. NT: 1997.
Writing
Arabic script, Maghribi and Naskh styles. Latin script.
Other Comments

Muslim.

Also spoken in:

Expand All Collapse All