- pl. -·nis or -·ni a member of a people living chiefly in Nigeria, Mali, Guinea, Cameroon, and Niger
nounpl. Fulani, or Fu·la·nis also Fula or Fu·las
- A member of a pastoral, largely Muslim people inhabiting parts of West Africa from northern Nigeria to Mali and the Atlantic coast.
- The Atlantic language of this people, widely used as a lingua franca in West Africa.