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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fulahs  \Fu"lahs`\,  Foolahs  \Foo"lahs`\,  n.  pl.;  sing.  {Fulah}, 
  {Foolah}.  (Ethnol.) 
  A  peculiar  African  race  of  uncertain  origin,  but  distinct 
  from  the  negro  tribes,  inhabiting  an  extensive  region  of 
  Western  Soudan.  Their  color  is  brown  or  yellowish  bronze. 
  They  are  Mohammedans.  Called  also  {Fellatahs},  {Foulahs},  and 
  {Fellani}.  Fulah  is  also  used  adjectively;  as  Fulah  empire, 
  tribes,  language. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Fulah 
  n  :  a  family  of  languages  of  the  Fula  people  of  west  Africa  in 
  the  sub-Shara  regions  from  Senegal  to  Chad;  the  best 
  known  of  the  West  African  Niger-Congo  languages  [syn:  {Fula}, 
  {Fulah},  {Fulani}] 




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