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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 40.5 m people worldwide speak Fula as their mother tongue.

Distribution Fula

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
NigeriaWestern Africano11.3 %23,294,000
GuineaWestern Africano38.6 %5,069,000
SenegalWestern Africano20.7 %3,466,000
CameroonCentral Africano9.6 %2,548,000
NigerWestern Africano9.7 %2,348,000
Burkina FasoWestern Africano9.7 %2,028,000
BeninWestern Africano5.6 %679,000
GambiaWestern Africano15.2 %367,000
Guinea-BissauWestern Africano16.6 %327,000
Sierra LeoneWestern Africano3.8 %303,000
MauritaniaWestern Africano1.2 %56,000


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.