Copa Barry:former Ivorian keeper:For us, the Fulani, the cow is symbolic"
Former Ivorian international Copa Barry explained what the cow symbolizes in the Fulani. On his Facebook page, this Ivorian footballer of Guinean origin, teasing the Senoufos, an Ivorian ethnic group, explains:
“For us, the Fulani, the cow is symbolic.
We use it to stuff our crops;
Its milk is used for the growth and fortification of bones;
We use its virtuous oil for cosmetics;
We use our meat to make good meals;
We use his skin to make prayer rugs;
We use his scraps to tap our boxes,
And many others…
So one day, a Senufo approached a Fulani and said: "Master, share your knowledge with me. "
And since the Peul is nice, we decided to direct the Senufo towards the hen by saying:
"You will use the hen for her eggs;
You will use the hen for its meat;
Last but not least, you will use its feathers to tickle your ears, it will do you good. "
It is since that day the Senufo thinks he has become independent. "