2,550,000 in Guinea (Vanderaa 1991). Population total all countries: 2,929,200.
Northwest, Fouta Djallon area. Also in Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Senegal, Sierra Leone.
2 (Provincial). De facto language of national identity.
Fula Peta, Kebu Fula. Different enough from Pulaar [fuc] in Senegal to need separate literature. In Sierra Leone, recent immigrants from Guinea speak the original Futa Jallon dialect or the Kebu dialect (Dalby 1962). A slightly modified form of Futa Jallon is known as Krio Fula with many loans from Sierra Leone languages.
Heavy borrowing from Arabic. Formerly, extensive literature in Pular, but little still exists. Muslim, Christian.