fullani

Fullani

The Fulani people have distinctive physical features - lighter skin, wavy hair, and thinner noses and lips - compared to other African ethnic groups living adjacent to them. It is possible to pick a Fulani out of a group with much certainty. Because these features are similar to Africans in Egypt, northern Sudan, and Ethiopia, the Fulani people are believed to have originally come from northern Africa or the Middle East many centuries ago and gradually migrated round the bulge of the continent to the Senegambia region.