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Fulakunda of Senegal

The Fulakunda

The Fulakunda — a subgroup of the Fulani — are traditionally herdsmen throughout West and Central Africa who intermarried with another people group in southwestern Senegal. These nearly 2 million Fulakunda people are overwhelmingly Muslim, holding steadfast to their beliefs and traditions. The men will take up to four wives who are in charge of most of the household work and rearing of the children. The husbands are often traveling for work or to herd the livestock. Many times, the women’s consistent presence gives them the most influence in their family.

“Jesus replied to them: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and they will deceive many.” (Matthew 24:4–5 CSB)

To learn how you can help get the gospel to this people group, contact Pray4Africa@imb.org.

Prayer Requests

Pray for Fulakunda women to discern truth from false teachings and to be the bringers of the gospel to their people through their influence.

Pray that God will allow all Fulakunda to understand the gospel through written Scripture or oral traditions and come to faith in Christ.

Pray that the Lord will make a way for Fulakunda believers to be discipled well and be bold witnesses and disciple makers.


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