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Africa, Fulbe migrations

Migration A–Z

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  1. Oluwakemi Abiodun Adesina

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm007

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Adesina, O. A. 2013. Africa, Fulbe migrations. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

The Fulbe are one of the most mobile pastoral groups in the world. They are spread throughout West Africa, even extending across the continent to the eastern parts of the Republic of Sudan (Boesen 2007: 31). The group has for centuries been part of the history, sociology, and ecology of West Africa, maintaining and also spreading their distinctive ways of life and identity. The Fulbe have historically been classified racially into two groups, comprising the Fulani pastoralists, and the sedentary Fulbe (Ajayi & Espie 1965).

Keywords:

  • cross-cultural;
  • ethnic conflict;
  • farming;
  • immigration;
  • political economy;
  • postcolonialism