‘Fulfulde language risks extinction’

Our Reporter


THE Sarkin Fulani of Lagos State and Chairman, Association of Fulani Chiefs in Southwest, Alhaji Mohammed Bambado, on Monday lamented that the Fulfulde language is going into extinction, but promised to preserve the language.

He spoke at a public presentation of Fulfulde Century Educational Books in Lagos.

He said: “There are over 6,000 languages spoken in the world today, but many are at the risk of becoming extinction. While some languages that are considered endangered have become confined to single villages.

“Fulfulde is a language spoken by the Fulani, who are one of the largest ethnic groups in the Sahel, West and Central Africa, and regions near the Red Sea coast.”

“We may not have the accuracy on the number of people that speaks Fulfulde as first or official language, but we should not be surprised that like other languages, Fulfulde too is endangered. This is not cheering a news.”