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Clean-up message[edit]

SimonP, this article needs to be more detailed, more organized, and wikified. That's why the clean-up message. The Fulani Empire is a historically very signifant phenomenon and this un-differentiated gob of text doesn't do it justice--or help readers understand the phenomenon much.iFaqeer (Talk to me!) 23:43, Dec 27, 2004 (UTC)


Flag?[edit]

Did the Fulani Empire have anything approaching a western-style flag or symbol? Avalon 13:50, 23 December 2005 (UTC)

Map[edit]

Could someone please include a map of the area comprehended by the Fulani Empire? Or at least describe the borders; I mean, I gather the empire was located in West Africa but I'm lost about its exact whereabouts. Rosa 21:52, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

Included. Barry Kent 21:56, 5 September 2007 (UTC)


I think the map has seriously reduced the size of the caliphate; The sokoto caliphate stretches from Agadez in the north (in present Niger Republic) to Lokoja at the Niger confluence, from the west it stretched from Gao near the great Niger bend to Garoua at the tip of the river Benue. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Special:Contributions ([[User talk:|talk]]) 16:15, 14 December 2007 (UTC)

Name change? / "Sokoto Caliphate"[edit]

I'm not an expert, but I've never heard of this refered to as the "Fulani Empire". It was a very mixed Fula, Hausa, etc set of states under religious leadership (a Caliph). Are there any references to this as the "Fulani Empire" I should know about? In Nigeria perhaps?

In academic literature it's always the "Sokoto Caliphate". Especially as there were a series of Fulani Jihad states in this time / area which could all be identified (perhaps with more justification) as Fulani Empire. :T L Miles 13:48, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

At least there is Hugh A.S. Johnston's history of the Caliphate, which is titled The Fulani Empire of Sokoto (see further reading). And the Sokoto Caliphate still exists, no longer as an empire but as a spiritual community lead by the Sultan of Sokoto.[1] --Ankimai 15:11, 5 July 2007 (UTC)
I was coming here to suggest a move to "Sokoto Caliphate", too. In that case both the precolonial empire and the colonial/modern spiritual community could be detailed be in one article. Picaroon (t) 00:08, 26 January 2008 (UTC)
Yes, of course, go on and move it. "Sokoto Caliphate" seems to be more common indeed. Cheers, -- Ankimai (talk) 07:54, 2 February 2008 (UTC)


Bawa[edit]

There is a link in the phrase "Bawa, the ruler of Gobir'". That link is to the biography of a gentleman from Sri Lanka who died in the 1980s. That biography is probably not relevant to the jihad of 1810.

GeorgeNattaner (talk) 17:25, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

Fixed it, thanks. - Ankimai (talk) 17:35, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Sokoto Caliphate and its legacies". www. tribune.com.ng. Nigerian Tribune (Ibadan), Fri. 23rd February 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-05.

Infobox Edits[edit]

I will be reverting the recent infobox edits because I am not sure they improve the page. I am willing to be convinced, but let's hash it out. My problems: 1. Replacing Sultan with "Amirul Muminin"--As this is English wikipedia, the standard is to stick with title in English reliable sources. In these sources, the title is typically just "Sultan". See: here. 2. It says that Sa’adu Abubakar was given this title in 1804. This is 150 years before Abubakar was born--making this problematic. 3. The number of google hits for "Daular Khalifar" is 1--this wikipedia page. That is not a good thing. I'm sure we can work out some of these problems and figure out how to improve the infobox together. Thank you. AbstractIllusions (talk) 01:13, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

I'm hoping for some response to these problems I have here on the talk page where we can discuss issues and come to agreement. AbstractIllusions (talk) 22:28, 2 January 2014 (UTC)