Pulaar is a dialect of Fula, a major African language both in its geographical distribution and number of speakers. Fula is spoken in Western, Eastern and Central Africa by over 25 million speakers. In addition to Africa, major concentrations of Fula speakers can be found in Europe and America. At the African Language Conference held in 1979 in Michigan, Fula was not only ranked high following the priority criteria utilized (i.e. -number of speakers; -political, cultural and social importance; -importance for US national interests) but it was also included in Group A Languages (Highest Priority). – Dr. Mamadou Niang
The Pulaar dialect is not uniform and some sources cite three different subvarieties; Fuutankoore, Jeerinkoore & Southern Pulaar.
- fanaa – midday
- liggude – hang up; hang. Liggu wutte maa. Hang your gown.
- naafki – armpit. Naafki ma ina sicci. Your underarm smells badly. naafde pl.
- sayeede – be rabid. rawaandu sayaandu a rabid dog
- talde – cut a big piece of raw meat (v.)/big piece of raw meat (n.)