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Fula speaking countries

Fula is no official language in any country, but is spoken as a mother tongue in eleven countries by a minor part of the population.

With 24.11 million native speakers, Fula has the highest prevalence in Nigeria. As a percentage of the total population, the largest share of around 39 percent is in Guinea. A total of about 41.9 million people worldwide speak Fula as their mother tongue.
Distribution Fula

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
NigeriaWestern Africano11.3 %24,114,000
GuineaWestern Africano38.6 %5,223,000
SenegalWestern Africano20.7 %3,493,000
CameroonCentral Africano9.6 %2,611,000
NigerWestern Africano9.7 %2,450,000
Burkina FasoWestern Africano9.7 %2,144,000
BeninWestern Africano5.6 %728,000
GambiaWestern Africano15.2 %401,000
Guinea-BissauWestern Africano16.6 %342,000
Sierra LeoneWestern Africano3.8 %320,000
MauritaniaWestern Africano1.2 %55,000



Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers — not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Fula as a subsequently learned language is not the subject of this page. Countries where native speakers make up only a few thousand, or even a few hundred people, or countries with a percentage well below 1% are unlikely to be listed here.