While there, said Blake, “somebody calls her and they were speaking Fulani.”
But it was in the dialect of the West African Fulani language and for weeks no translation was available.
Thompson said the tape was played Wednesday for Diallo in her native Fulani language and an interpreter explained what was on it.
As I left him, I clasped his hand and said "jaarama"—thank you, in Fulani.
The Fulani, however, still continue to bring us milk, and butter for cooking.
The Fulani rulers, following the Eastern fashion, have large harems and keep their women very secluded.
I fear, however, these are exceptional cases and that the ordinary life of the women of the ruling Fulani class is a hard one.