The official language of the most populous African country, Nigeria, is English. But that doesn’t mean that Nigeria is “English-speaking,” per se. English is the native language of only about 40 million Nigerians, with 138 million people learning it as a second language—which still leaves more than 50 million Nigerians who don’t speak English at all. With more than 500 native languages, Nigeria is the world’s third-most linguistically diverse nation, and Nigerian Fulfulde stands as the country’s fifth-biggest language.
Nigerian Fulfulde is the variety of Fula spoken in Nigeria, with more than 12 million native speakers and 15 million total speakers residing primarily in the north of Nigeria. Other Fula varieties are spoken across a wide swath of the Sahel, spanning 18 different countries and nine key dialectical varieties. Nigerian Fulfulde is one of the largest varieties, accounting for a massive chunk of Fula’s 37 million speakers. But translation companies rarely cater specifically to Nigerian Fulfulde—so we at TranslationServices.com would like to change that with our new, dedicated Nigerian Fulfulde translation services.
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Nigerian Fulfulde: Exploring the Fula dialect of Nigeria
If you go to the northwest of Nigeria, you’ll find native Nigerian Fulfulde speakers living among Hausa speakers, with a large presence in the states of Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger, Sokoto, Taraba, and Yobe. Various subdialects of Nigerian Fulfulde are spoken across the region, although mutual intelligibility is high, just as it is among the different macro-dialects of Fula. In terms of family relations, Nigerian Fulfulde and its siblings are from the Senegambian branch of the Niger–Congo language family.
Nigerian Fulfulde (along with other Fula dialects) is a subject-verb-object language that lacks grammatical tone, in contrast to the majority of Niger–Congo languages. But that’s about where its similarities to English end. Nigerian Fulfulde is incredibly complicated, particularly because of its vast noun class system, akin to the gender system in French or Spanish but with 20-odd genders. Nigerian Fulfulde’s noun classes are not gender-based, as in European languages with grammatical gender, but are rather formed by different characteristics of nouns, such as people or liquids, with many classifications seemingly arbitrary. It’s important to know the class of a noun because it determines the suffix a noun must take, as well as which definite article (word for “the”) that goes with a given noun. Sound complicated? Don’t worry—since we hire native speakers of Nigeran Fulfulde, you can rest assured that your translation project is in good hands.
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No matter which type of Nigerian Fulfulde you’d like to have translated, and regardless of the type of document you’re working with, our team is here to assist you. With proud native speakers passionate about helping people from across Nigeria and the world communicate with their fellow Nigerian Fulfulde speakers, our translators are happy to translate both to and from Nigerian Fulfulde. If you want to work with a specific subdialect, just tell us!
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