Daandorgal

Ayaawo maa e nder daandorgal

Ko yimre burnde weldé e jime

Kono heño hoto momtaadé

Ko no woni battidudo mbodo yidimaa

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Translated into Fulani by Gaye Seyni
Ayaawo maa e nder daandorgal  Ko yimre burnde weldé e jime  Kono heño hoto momtaadé  Ko no woni battidudo mbodo yidimaaTurn
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Fulbe language

Peul (Fulani, Fula, Fulbe, Fulfude, Pulaar, Peulh) from Mauritania, the Senegambian language of Fulani and Toutcouleurs. The vehicular language of this fulani poem, which is for her, is spoken in many African countries, it is also called peulh and fula. The Fulani is divided into many dialects, many of which are still little known. One distinguishes a Western group and an oriental group; One of the striking features of the distinction between the two groups is the morphene of formation of the infinitive "de" at west and "go" at east. Fulani is a language of nominal classes. We observe a regular alternation of the initial consonant in singular and plural; Combined with class suffixes, this trait often gives very different words in singular and plural. The lexicon has made numerous borrowings from Arabic, and in the languages in contact: Mandingo and Ouolof for the dialects of the West, Kanouri and Hausa for those of the East. Mauritania stretches between Sahara and the Atlantic Ocean. If the Arabic hassanya remains the most spoken language 66%, the foulani comes second with 6.4%.

Peuls and Pulaar

Nearly 30 million Peuls (Foulanis, Foulbés) express themselves in the agglutinating language of these nomads and semi-nomads. Fulani are nomadic cattle-herding people, which are thought to be of great antiquity. Their ultimate origin is a source of much speculation. Some think that they came from Nil valley to Mauritania by the Sahara which was still luxuriant. Later, some will have migrate to found Kolianke kingdom in Guinea, and still later, so others will have travelled until Nigeria Mali and Cameroon. Maritania is between Sahara and Atlantic Ocean.
Other Senegambian language
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