Fulfulde, Western NigerPrint
L1 users: 450,000 (2007). Ethnic population: 1,000,000 (all Fulani). Total users in all countries: 1,650,000.
Tillabéri region: west and central; Dosso region: Burkina Faso border east to Dogondoutchi area; group in Niamey.
5 (Developing). Recognized language (1999, Constitution, Article 3).
Dallol, Bitinkoore, Tera. A member of macrolanguage Fulah [ful].
SVO; prepositions and postpositions; genitives, articles, adjectives, numerals, relatives after noun heads; question word final; 1 prefix, 9 suffixes; word order distinguishes subjects, objects, indirect objects, given and new information, topic and comment; verb affixes mark number, subject (obligatory); class marking with participle obligatory; middle and passive voice; causatives; CV, CVC, CVV, CVVC; nontonal.
The Fulbe from Senegal to Sudan consider themselves 1 ethnic group speaking 1 language, but acknowledge differences in speech. Muslim.