The Sarkin Fulani of Lagos State and chairman, association of Fulani Chiefs, South West, Alhaji Mohammed Bambado, yesterday, lamented that the Fulfulde language is gradually going into extinction but promised to preserve the language.
Alhaji Bambado said this at the public presentation of Fulfulde Century Educational Books in Lagos.
He said: “There are over 6000 languages spoken in the world today but many are at the risk of becoming extinct and forgotten.
“It is estimated that if any language could be wiped off the map by the end of this century. While some languages that are considered endangered have become confined to single villages and still others to single people.
“Fulfulde is a language spoken by the Fulani, who are one of the largest ethnic groups in the Sahel and West Africa, widely spread across the region to the far reaches of Central Africa and regions near the Red Sea coast.
“We may not have the accurate on the number of people that speaks fulfulde…
Source: Vanguard Newspaper