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Fula speaking countries

Fula is no official language in any country, but is spoken as mother tongue in 11 countries by a minor part of the population.

With a share of around 39%, it is most widespread in Guinea. A total of about 41.6 million people worldwide speak Fula as their mother tongue.
Distribution Fula

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
NigeriaWestern Africano11.3 %23,888,000
GuineaWestern Africano38.6 %5,210,000
SenegalWestern Africano20.7 %3,560,000
CameroonCentral Africano9.6 %2,614,000
NigerWestern Africano9.7 %2,438,000
Burkina FasoWestern Africano9.7 %2,085,000
BeninWestern Africano5.6 %697,000
GambiaWestern Africano15.2 %378,000
Guinea-BissauWestern Africano16.6 %335,000
Sierra LeoneWestern Africano3.8 %309,000
MauritaniaWestern Africano1.2 %57,000



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 maybe not listed here.