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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Fulani develop strength in unity

More than 1,200 Fulani people live in the Cincinnati area and are sharing their culture with their neighbors. - - Donna Poisl

Written by Mark Curnutte

LOCKLAND - The smell of cooking - rice with a brown sauce flavored by onion and peanut butter - fills the hallways of the three-story apartment building.

A third-floor unit, rented collectively by a community of West African immigrants, is the mosque. A dozen pairs of shoes are scattered in the hallway outside the door.

Downstairs, another rented apartment serves as a school, where the Pulaar language and Fulani culture are taught to young people.

All of the other 68 units in Mulberry Court Apartments are homes to one of the region's most cohesive and distinctive immigrant groups, the Fulani people - primarily from Mauritania, Senegal and Guinea, Africa.

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