~ ~ ~ WE ARE TRIUMPHANT PEOPLE ~ ~ ~ THE BROWN AND HUMPHREY FAMILIES ~ ~ ~

 

 

Foreword

 

Introduction

 

Paternal Lineage

 

African Ancestry

 

Certificates

 

The Balanta People

 

Nigerian Connection

 

The Fulani People

 

The Yoruba People

 

How Did We Get Here

 

Pictures

 

Sources

 

Acknowledgements

 

Contact Us

 

The Book

 

Guestbook

THE FULANI PEOPLE CONTINUE.....The Fulani main diet consisted of milk, butter and cheese. Cattle are consumed only for ceremonial occasions. The nomadic Fulani family consisted of the man, his wife and children. The men are responsible for herding cattle, treating illness, making traveling arrangements and attending to political affairs, while the wife’s responsibilities are preparing meals, milking cows, making butter, cheese, clothes and blankets. The boys helped their father with herding and the girls help their mother. The Fulani people were the first group to embrace Islam, and help the spread of Islam throughout West and Central Africa. The settled Fulani also believe that they are descendants of Abraham and believe in a supernatural god who created everything, and follows a strict moral Muslim code. Some Fulani people live in villages and towns, where they are farmers, and some still raise cattle, do trading and runs the communities. Some intermingled and married into other African tribes.
       The settled Sokoto Fulanis (the Toroobe, or ruling class) are very influential and live in cities and towns wherein they are tax collectors, government workers and municipal rulers. They are usually educated and dominate the leadership of Islam. Some still own cattle but their interest is in religion, education, and administrative law. They believe in education for their children. They do not believe in the afterlife. They believe that through their sons, their name and feature will remain.