2,550,000 (Vanderaa 1991). Total users in all countries: 2,988,200.
2 (Provincial). De facto language of national identity.
Kebu Fula, Fula Peta. 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. A member of macrolanguage Fulah [ful].
Heavy borrowing from Arabic. Formerly, extensive literature in Pular, but little still exists. Muslim.