The Origin of Pulaaku Clans: A Translation of a Part of Mohammed Jallo’s "Jettooje Fulɓe" | Mobbo Haami Bari.
Jettooje Fulɓe Fulɓe Clans
Originally, Fulɓe clans are only four, namely:
All other clans, are said, emanated from these four.
What are these clans?
What do they mean?
It’s said, every clan name has its meaning.
Jalllo is east. His name signifies Light. He owns the yellow colour. He is the embodiment of knowledge and the leader in religious affairs.
Bah is the west. His name connotes wind. He represents the Red colour. He is the protector of Pulaaku world (The warriors).
Bari is North. His name connotes Earth. He represents the white colour. He is the king (Leader) of Fulɓe.
Soh/Sow is South. His name signifies Water. He represents the black colour. He is the embodiment of hidden knowledge.
These are the clans of Fulɓe in one narration. There’s another meaning to these names, which will come soon, insha-Allah.
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