Fula Americans
Omar Ibn Said.jpg
Total population
1,143-2 million +[1]
English, French, Fula, Arabic
Islam, Christianity, Traditional African religion

Fula Americans, Fulani Americans or Fulbe Americans are Americans of Fula (Fulani) (Fulbe) descent.

The first Fulani people who were forcibly expatriated to United States from the slave trade came from several parts of West and Central Africa. Many Fulbe came of places as Guinea, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Cameroon. So, most of the people who came from Senegal belonged to ethnic groups Mandinga and Fula. Recent Fulani arrivals immigranted to the United States during the 1990s and now make up a significant portion of the Muslim communities across America. [2]

Notable people


  1. ^ "Table 1. First, Second, and Total Responses to the Ancestry Question by Detailed Ancestry Code: 2000". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-28.
  2. ^ Omar ibn Said (1831). "Autobiography of Omar ibn Said, Slave in North Carolina, 1831". University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.